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Law Day Draws Large Crowd
Dozens of Alumni Honored

More than 400 people gathered at Boston’s Seaport Hotel May 15 to celebrate Law Day and honor a host of alumni for special achievements.

Michael Greco ’72, president of the American Bar Association, was awarded the St. Thomas More Award for a life exemplifying More’s ideals, and Richard Packenham ’78, received the Daniel G. Holland Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously. His wife and children were there to accept the honor.

Forty alumni, all of them past or present heads of law and bar associations, were presented with Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Medals for their contributions to the legal community.

Platinum sponsors of the event were Goulston & Storrs, Hemenway & Barnes, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, Packenham, Schmidt, and Federico PC, and Verrill & Dana LLP. The sponsorships help to fund BC Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Law Day is presented by the BC Law Alumni Association. Law Day Committee chairs were Ann Palmieri and George Field.

 

New Boston Chapter Opens
Becomes a Resource for Alumni, Students

To the surprise of many, BC Law School has never had a Boston Chapter; that is, until now. On June 13, the newly formed chapter officially kicked off with a celebration at the Boston College Club. If the success of its first event is any indication, the new Boston Chapter is a welcome addition for local alumni.

In the past, the general consensus was that, because of their proximity, a great many Massachusetts alumni were well connected to each other and the Law School. But when a few alumni got together six months ago to put out the word they wanted to start a chapter, they discovered that people welcomed the structure and opportunities of a formal chapter.

“All these people came to our initial meetings, even more than we had hoped for,” says Fiona Trevelyan ’96. “At first, we weren’t sure if anyone else would want to get involved, but the happy thing was people started volunteering. We quickly discovered that there was a significant level of interest.”

Among the members of the planning group were Trevelyan; Alumni Association President Walter Sullivan ’88; Brandon Bigelow ’01; Career Services Director Maris Abbene ’87; and Director of Alumni Relations Linda Glennon.

There are approximately 4,000 to 5,000 alumni in the Boston area, who “need a resource to connect to the Law School, faculty, and each other,” says Trevelyan, national director of legal recruiting for Bingham McCutchen LLP. “I really hope that the chapter will be an effective way for local people to reconnect.”

For more information, contact Mark Warner ’89 at 617-248-0550 or mwarner@wittmerkarpwarner.com.

 

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