BC Law Magazine Summer 2019

What does it take to free the wrongly convicted? Step deep inside the case of Omar Martinez to see how a BC Law team of lawyers, students, and the gifted adjunct professor Charlotte Whitmore set him free. Read more about the story.


  • ... "From Prosperity to Peril and Back Again" follows the remarkable journey of Teresa Valdes-Fauli Weintraub '79, who as a girl escaped Castro's Cuba and grew up to become a pillar of the Miami community.
  • ... "The Dignity of Work (Is That Even a Thing Anymore?)" asks five alumni experts to sort out what to worry about and what to hope for in America’s shifting employment environment.
  • ... "Trust Is Its Own Reward" describes how a passion for math led Laura Twomey '97 into the rarefied circles of the ultra-wealthy. The trust and estates attorney helps the rich handle their millions (or billions, as the case may be). 
  • ... "The Art of Listening Well," a personal reflection by James Menno '86 on his years on the bench. He writes: "It was the most rewarding and personally draining work I had ever done." 
  • ... "An Instrument of Fairness," that's how Middlesex DA Marian Ryan '79 is viewed by many who know her. Find out what else earned her the 2019 Woman of the Year Award. 
  • ... "Commencement 2019." This gallery of exuberant photos is sure to bring back memories of the day you earned your JD degree. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott '73 was this year's speaker. 
  • ... "The Annual Giving Report." Wow, what a difference you make! Find your name and accept our gratitude for supporting your law school. 
  • ... "Class Notes." Who can resist? The best news and gossip you'll find anywhere on your classmates and friends.


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