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In the Spring 2010 issue of LawNotes, we published a feature story entitled “Mergers & Acquisitions,” in which we shared six stories of BLS alumni who met at the Law School and married –  one couple from every decade from the 1950s through the present day. The story was inspired by Joshua D. Kirshner ’04 and Amy Rozenfeld ’04, a couple who met and fell in love while at the Law School.

In researching “Mergers & Acquisitions,” we discovered that hundreds of couples had met at BLS, and there are many more BLS alumni who met before or after law school. In fact, there are so many couples that we hosted a Valentine’s Day party in February 2011 to celebrate their love of the law…and each other.

We are delighted to present an ever-growing section of our Web site dedicated to couples who credit BLS as both their alma matter and their dating service. We received emails and letters from many couples who wrote in to tell us, in their own words, the story of their own “mergers and acquisitions.” We look forward to hearing from more couples, and welcome stories of all partnerships for inclusion on the site.

To share alumni news or stories with BLS, please email us at or fill out the form by following the link to the right.

* denotes the person has passed away.
♥ denotes the couple is engaged.

Ivan S. Alter ‘90
Ilyssa (Rothman) Alter ‘90

Scott L. Bookstein ‘90
Desiree Bookstein Kim ‘90

“Desiree and I met the first day of Law School in 1987 (being in the same section). We started dating in the latter part of the first year and, two years after graduating, got married. We are now in our eighteenth year of marriage.”

—Scott L. Bookstein

Steven T. Decker ‘90
Pamela L. Fisher ‘90

“We met at Brooklyn Law School (in our freshman year) in 1986 and got married in 1989.  We recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  We have two children, ages 12 and 10.”

—Steven T. Decker and Pamela L. Fisher

Marc H. Miner ‘90
Tara Christie-Miner ‘90

“Marc and Tara met at Brooklyn Law School in 1987 and married in 1991.”

—Marc H. Miner and Tara Christie-Miner

James M. Strauss ‘90
Denise L. Iocco ‘90

Andrew S. Sturner ’90
Sherry (Studnik) Sturner ‘90

Jaqueline Rishty ‘90
Michael Stein ‘89

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