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Cardozo is approaching it's 25th Anniversary. The Law School needs a creative person to take alumni relations to another level. A Cardozo graduate who is an expert in the field of alumni relations is the perfect candidate. Job responsibilities for the Director of Alumni Affairs include fundraising and "friendraising," organizing special events and reunions, and running the Annual Fund. The salary is competitive. Fax your resume and a cover letter to Debbie Niederhoffer, director of development at 212-790-0201.

Phonathon Raises $10,000 Toward Annual Fund
Current students spent two evenings on the telephones calling alumni for
contributions to the Annual Fund. More than $10,000 was pledged - about 30% more than in previous phonathons. Debbie Niederhoffer, director of development, said she expects this year's Annual Fund to be a record breaker. "The upward trend in giving is continuing. We are delighted to have so much support from the alums and appreciate the efforts of our student callers."

Save the Date:  October 11, 2000
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and its Alumni Leadership Council invite all alumni to a networking party in honor of Dean Paul R. Verkuil and Senior Associate Dean Michael Herz  - 6-9 pm  - Details will be mailed

Class of 1981
Robert Graubard is first senior vice president and general counsel of Julien J. Studley, Inc., a national commercial real estate firm based in New York.

Class of 1982
Felicia P. Buebel is vice president for legal affairs at Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation. She is primarily involved in domestic and international leasing. Mark S. Edelstein joined the firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP as the partner in charge of the firm's real estate finance practice. Judith L. Levy is senior vice president and senior legal advisor at IBJ Whitehall Asset Management Group. Prior to this position, Ms. Levy was vice president and legal counsel for Credit Suisse First Boston. In recognition of his charitable work, Andrew Lutzkey received the New York State Bar Association 2000 President's Pro Bono Service Award. He has donated many hours of work to the Bronx division of Network for Women Services, a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income women. He also has a private practice in the Bronx, is involved in Midnight Run, a nonprofit organization helping New York City's homeless, and regularly participates in Career Day at local Bronx schools. Paul A. Metselaar runs his family's business, World Travel Specialists Group, which handles the travel needs of specific professions. The Lawyer's Travel Service, a division of the company, has more than 300 US law firms as clients.

Class of 1983
Neal H. Herstik is a name partner at Gross, Truss & Herstik, P.C.

Class of 1984
Lisa Sarnoff Gochman, a deputy attorney general in the Division of Criminal Justice, Appellate Section, in Trenton, NJ, argued before the US Supreme Court this March in the matter of Charles C. Apprendi, Jr. v. New Jersey. Lisa defended the constitutionality of New Jersey's hate crime statute.

Class of 1985
Dr. Adena K. Berkowitz, who is a noted scholar in the field of Jewish ethics, is the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Beth Torah in Dallas, TX. Midge M. Hyman joined the firm of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. as a partner this February. She specializes in trademark and copyright law.

Class of 1986
David F. Adler is a partner in the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Cleveland, OH, where he practices in the commercial litigation area. David is the father of three children, ages four, six, and seven. Michele Kunowitz Jaspen announced the birth of twins, Caroline and Daniel, born June 24, 1999. Peter Weinmann, former narcotics bureau chief of the Erie County District Attorney's office, has returned to private practice and joined the law firm of Michael Wolfgang. He now practices in the areas of eminent domain and real estate tax assessment review.

Class of 1987
Dana A. Mitchell Jaffe was elected to Nassau County District Court in January 1997. Prior to her election, she was a partner in the law firm of Mitchell Jaffe & Jaffe. Mark J. Speciner is a partner at the firm of Harris, Beach & Wilcox, LLP. Mark practices trademark and copyright law in the firm's NYC office. He is married to Midge Hyman '85, and they have a nine-year-old daughter, Arielle.

Class of 1988
Harold K. Gordon is a partner in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where he practices in the litigation group. Marc Handelman has worked in the legal publishing arena for the past several years as an editor with Brownstone Publishers. His first book, A Dog's Guide to Life: the Bala Diaries, was released in June.

Class of 1989
Michael B. Silvermintz is on the executive committee of York Hunter, a construction services firm.

Class of 1991
Paul Brusiloff was named partner at Debeviose & Plimpton. Nathaniel D. Feller is in private practice, specializing in estate planning and administration, and has served as president of the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula for the past five years. Philip S. Sloan is director of global event marketing for EMC Corporation. He is responsible for worldwide strategic sponsorship activities and information technology conferences.

Class of 1993
Henry Bregstein is a partner in the firm of Rosenman & Colin LLP, practicing in the corporate, banking, and finance areas. Etta Ibok opened a solo practice concentrating in the areas of civil rights, immigration, and family law. Prior to opening her own firm, she worked for more than six years as a litigator for the Office of Corporation Counsel of the City of New York. Vera Losonci is international counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton in London. Before taking this position, she worked in the firm's Budapest and Paris offices.

Class of 1994
Rachel Mohl Abrahams and her husband, Dr. Stewart Abrahams, announce the birth of a son. Lawrence A. Klein joined Caminus Corporation as in-house counsel and is responsible for all legal matters, including corporate finance and securities law, labor and employment issues, trademark, licensing, and contracts drafting and negotiating. In addition, he maintains a small, elite, private entertainment practice.

Class of 1995
David Slotkin is general counsel for Primus Telecommunications Group Inc. He was featured in an article in Legal Times which noted that young people (David is 30 years old) are ocuppying executive positions in high-tech companies.

Class of 1997
Jacqueline J. Klosek is an associate with the firm Friedman Siegelbaum, LLP. Anthony H. Son joined the Silicon Valley offices of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP, practicing in the area of intellectual property.

Class of 1998
Shari M. Blecher joined the firm of Goldshore & Wolf, P.C. Her areas of concentration are environmental and commercial litigation 9fb , and regulatory compliance. Theodore Froum has joined the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, in the Ann Arbor office, as an associate in the business and finance group. Arthur B. Schwartz, known also as "Cornholio Esquire, CEO of the Greedy Associates," was named one of the most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal in the June 12 issue. He is credited with "goosing the great associate raise of 2000. . .serves as ringmaster of factious, fractious Infirmation.com chat groups" that draw up to 1.5 million page views a week. Schwartz is a business development leader at FindLaw Inc.

Class of 1999
Jeffrey Seewald was appointed assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York. Mary Kate Woods is a media defense litigator with CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Peter K. Yu is the executive director of Cardozo's Intellectual Property Law Program and continues to be deputy director of the Squadron Program. His article "Succession by Estoppel; Hong Kong's Succession to the ICCPR" was published in Pepperdine Law Review. As a research associate of the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at Oxford University, he coordinates the ESIS II project launched by the Information Society Promotion Office of the European Commission.

In Memoriam
Elaine J. Kotin '83 was a dedicated civil servant. For many years, she was an attorney for the NYPD's Civil Enforcement Unit. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Neil; her daughter, Debbie Insdorf '80; son-in-law Michael; and two grandchildren.

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 Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature
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Kenneth Karst, Calvin Massey, Richard Parker, David Richards,
Jeffrey Rosen, Cass Sunstein, and Richard Weisberg
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 "The Privatization of Our Public Discourse"
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