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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.

Gerald Dunbar ’74*
Christine A. Pasquariello ’75

“I met my late husband, the Honorable Gerald J. Dunbar, when we both attended BLS and had small roles in a musical satire written by fellow students called Libel & Slander, which was performed in the spring of 1973.”

—Christine A. Pasquariello

Charles W. Segal ‘74
Hannah K. Flamenbaum ‘74

“We actually met on orientation day at college, which we attended together. However, after going through Brooklyn Law School and graduating together in February 1974, we were married the week after the Bar Exam, in March 1974. We have both been practicing attorneys ever since our admission, also together, on August 20, 1974 and actually had the same first job together – at the New York City Corporation Counsel.”

—Charles W. Segal and Hannah K. Flamenbaum

Gary Young ‘74
Wendy (Lowenthal) Young ‘74

“My wife and I married at the beginning of our third year of school on September 1, 1973.  We met and became friends at the very beginning of our first year at BLS.  We both graduated in 1974, and we have been happily married ever since.  We have three grown children and we have three grandchildren.”

— Gary Young

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