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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.

Howard M. Liberman ’72
Susan (Schwartz) Liberman ’72

“We were in the same section, so we met in the fall of 1969, in Professor Leitner's Torts class, Dean Gilbride's Contracts class, and Professor Botein's Property I class.  Ours was the first class to start in the then brand-new building at 250 Joralemon Street. After we graduated and took the New York Bar exam, we moved to Washington, DC, where we have lived ever since.  My first position was with the Federal Communications Commission, and Susan was with the National Endowment for the Arts for about ten years. I am now a communications law attorney/partner with the Washington office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Susan has a solo practice in family law and probate. We have two grown daughters, Isabelle and Jessica, both of whom live in New York City.  Isabelle is a litigation associate with a large law firm and Jessica is a social worker and violinist.”

—Susan (Schwartz) Liberman

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