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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.

Ross E. Elfand ’05
Gabrielle Puchalsky Elfand ‘05

James T. Killelea ‘05
Erin E. McMurray-Killelea ‘05

“My husband and I met at BLS, graduated together in 2005, got engaged during our post-Bar trip, and got married in April 2006.  We have two children, Margaret Sheila (born June 2007) and Charles Thomas (born September 2009).  We met as research assistants for Tony Sebok the summer after our first year.”

—Erin E. McMurray-Killelea

Nicholas M. Lucca ‘05
Heather A. (Gallagher) Lucca ‘04

Matthew C. McCann ‘05
Melissa J. (Gosdzinski) McCann ‘05

“Married November 10, 2007.”

—Matthew C. McCann and Melissa J. (Gosdzinski) McCann

Jamal Murphy ‘05
Monique Gallien ‘05

“My fiancé and I met while both of us were students.  We both have very fond memories of our BLS days.  Our wedding date is set for February 12, 2011.”

—Monique Gallien

Damon T. Osborne ‘05
Elizabeth (Lemanowicz) Osborne ‘06

Paul B. Reinitz ‘05
Gabrielle Glemann ‘06

Matthew V. Soran ‘05
Marissa (Ceglian) Soran ‘05

“My wife and I met in law school (but actually only started dating after school ended).”

—Matthew V. Soran

Kasper Sorensen ‘05
Jennifer A. White ‘05

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