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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.

Nicholas J. Minella ‘03
Emily J. Thompson ‘04

“Married October 2006.  (Thank you, Prof. Pitler and Criminal Procedure!)”

—Nicholas J. Minella and Emily J. Thompson

Joshua D. Kirshner ’04
Amy Rozenfeld ’04

Bryan C. Bughman ‘04
Skye S. Philips ‘05

Casimir W. Cook ‘04
Deanna (Pisoni) Cook ‘10

“While we did not meet at BLS. We met in the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens and courted through much of her first year at BLS.  I remember giving Deanna the heads-up on certain professors and what not.  I recall meeting her after night classes to carry her books and walk her home.  I would make her study snacks during exams and even took a day off here and there from my own practice just in case she needed some snacks, a walk or anything.  BLS was a part of both of our separate lives and is a part of our life together — a wonderful part at that.”

—Casimir W. Cook

John J. Rizio-Hamilton ‘04
Marji Molavi ‘04

“We met once assigned to the same Moot Court team.”

—John J. Rizio-Hamilton and Marji Molavi

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