Cardozo Pioneers Return to Celebrate 25th Reunion
Cardozo was filled with exclamations of recognition as members of the Class of 1979 spotted their classmates from 25 years ago. Less familiar to the more than 100 alumni in attendance was the Law School’s newly renovated lobby, which surprised and delighted Cardozo’s first graduates gathered there on May 6. The 25th reunion of the Class of 1979 was a historic moment for the School.
Dean David Rudenstine remarked how wonderful it was to see Cardozo’s earliest graduates, while alumni expressed the shared notion that the time has come to reconnect. This class of pioneers has contributed significantly to Cardozo’s rise in reputation and visibility across the country.
The founding faculty members were important guests, just as eager to see their first students as the alumni were to see them. Peter Lushing spoke at the dinner in a manner reminiscent of the graduates’ classroom experience. Cliff Elgarten gave touching remarks about the comical mishaps endemic in a brand new school, as well as the meaningful education Cardozo provided for his practice in Washington, DC.
A class gift effort raised awareness of Cardozo’s need to increase donations as its alumni body matures. Bonnie Steingart delivered an inspiring address urging her fellow graduates to play a role in their Law School’s future.