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.
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* denotes the person has passed away.
♥ denotes the couple is engaged.
Arthur E. Schwimmer ‘64
Arlene Colman-Schwimmer ’63
Martin Gershon ’66
Ruth Moskowitz ’64*
“We were married in 1971. Unfortunately, Ruth, who became a Supreme Court Justice in Kings County in 1982, died while in office in 1996.”
Marvin I. Zalman ‘66
Greta A. Zalman (Durst) ‘66
“We met at Brooklyn Law School during the 1964-65 academic year, when BLS was located on Pearl Street. We may have met on the first floor where Greta was an editorial assistant for Prof. Forkosch and Marvin was involved in the Student Bar Association, or perhaps in the student lounge. In any event, we were engaged before graduating in the spring of 1966. Having our priorities properly aligned, we took the bar exam before marrying on July 28, 1966. Forty-four years seems like yesterday.”
—Marvin I. and Greta A. Zalman
Edward R. Korman ’66
Diane R. Eisner ’74
Barry Singer ’68
Bonnie P. Singer ’68
“We got married after our first year and look forward to celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary in June. (We used to hold hands in class.)”
—Barry and Bonnie P. Singer