Our class a half century later... 

Welcome to our Class of 1968 50th Reunion newsletter!

Life After BC Law


A newsletter just for us

We can't believe it's been 50 years since we packed away our law books and graduated from BC Law! In anticipation of our milestone Reunion, enjoy this class newsletter, updating us on our classmates and BC Law.

In this class newsletter

Scroll down and you will find:
  • A list of our classmates who hope to attend our Reunion and how you can add your name TODAY! The sooner you add your name, the faster we can spread the word that our reunion is not to be missed.
  • The trailblazing journeys of three women in our Class of 1968.
  • Remembrance of our beloved dean and a life well lived. 
  • Photo request and hotel information for Reunion Weekend. Reserve now because discounted rooms are limited.
  • A heartfelt thank-you to all who contributed to the Law School Fund last fiscal year, and a request to participate in our reunion class gift so we can help BC Law continue to be at the forefront of academic excellence. 

Join us

Don't miss the most attended BC Law alumni event of the year!  There will be many social, academic, and networking events on campus on Friday, November 2 and at The Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, November 3, culminating our special Half-Century Dinner, a special seated dinner, providing a perfect opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and classmates.

We look forward to seeing all of you at our 50th Reunion on November 2 and 3!

The Class of 1968 Reunion Committee: Hon. Jack Connor, Jeffrey Somers, Jim Champy, Martin Michaelson, Ned Holland, and Sam Spencer

Don't miss the No. 1 attended alumni event of the year!

Our Reunion is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends, network with alumni, see our professors (yes, a few are still around!), and reconnect with our law school.

Our Class of 1968 Hope-to-Go list:
Peter Ambrosini
Ruth Budd
Jim Champy
Hon. Jack Connor
Charles Corkin
Leonard Frisoli
Cornelius Guiney
Ned Holland
Walter Kelly
Hon. Elizabeth LaStaiti
Stephen Lewenberg
Mary Alice McLaughlin
Martin Michaelson 
Chick Mone
Michael Paris
William Rollins
Jon Schneider
Sam Sears
Jeff Somers
Sam Spencer
Neil Sullivan
Dave Twomey
Ted Welburn

Classmate Spotlight

We've come a long way!

As we all recall, women law students were a rarity back in our days at BC Law. Women comprised less than five percent of our class. Today, women make up 46 percent of BC Law's 733 students. Times have indeed changed. 

Enjoy these journeys of three women in our class who continued to blaze the trail after law school with much determination and success.

Ruth Budd



"I think I have only appreciated later what pioneers those of us in the Class of 1968 were for women entering the legal profession."

Ruth came to BC law as an "older" student, married, and a mother. To really stand out, she had a child while in law school! She managed all her responsibilities well and went on to build a very successful career in family law. Read Ruth's standout journey.  

Hon. Elizabeth O'Neill LaStaiti


"With all the optimism and confidence of youth, I felt that hard work and good performance would see me through law school and the career to follow.”

After college, Betty thought her career path would lead someplace other than public service. Au contraire. Read about Betty's distinguished life on and off the bench.    

Lynn Pearle



"Going to BC Law couldn’t have worked out better for me. It gave me a great career and afforded me a wonderful lifestyle.”  

Lynn looks back at law school with great fondness and gives much credit to BC Law and the fact she applied and was accepted only a few weeks before the start of our first year! Read Lynn's journey from young law student to an exceptional estate planner.


Robert F. Drinan, S.J.

Many of us were attracted to BC Law because of the robust efforts of its leader, former dean Robert Drinan, S.J. As dean of the Law School from 1956 to 1970, Father Drinan was a fervent proponent of justice and civil rights. During the 1960s, Father Drinan condemned what he called the de facto segregation of Boston public schools and openly challenged Boston College students to become involved in civil rights issues. He travelled throughout the United States to recruit talented undergraduates, diversifying the student base.
Father Drinan was elected to the United Sates Congress in 1970 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1981. Thereafter, he taught law at Georgetown University Law Center. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 87. 

Upon Father Drinan's death, Boston College University Historian Thomas O’Connor said "Father Drinan was a vigorous and dynamic force at Boston College," and that "he attracted the kind of scholars and professors to the law school that would eventually make it one of the most significant in the country.”

Read the poignant reflections on Fr. Drinan’s life and his contribution to BC Law by BC Law alumnus Ed Leahy ’71.

Reunite with our professors


Come to Reunion Weekend and reconnect with a favorite professor.  Let us know  which professors you want to see or get an update on.

Professors Brown, Katz, and Ault enjoying prior BC Law reunions.

Share a favorite memory


Send us a favorite memory from our law school days—a favorite professor, class, or vignette— to share in our next newsletter to our class.
Deadline is August 6.

In Memoriam

Help us honor our deceased classmates.

If you would like to share your memories or thoughts about any classmate who passed away, write to us at

Below is a list of deceased members of our class. If you are aware of any others, please let us know.
Paul Audet
Gilbert Beck
Peter Bradbury
Robert Carr
Edward Collins
James Coyle
James Doherty
Harold Dulong
Patrick Ford
Michael Gothreau
John Joyce
Joseph Kehoe
James Marcellino
James Martin
Brian McDermott
Hon. David McLaughlin
William Rohan
Alan Shepard
Albert Sullivan
Lawrence Weisman
Steven Whiteman

Send us your best shots!


Share your favorite photos with us from our law school days. We know cameras were not omnipresent, but if you happen to have a photo or two from our law school days, send them to us so we can all enjoy them.

Call a classmate

Call or email a classmate or two today and encourage them to come to our milestone reunion. Let us know if you need their contact information.


Members of our Class of 1968:

Robert Agnoli
Peter Ambrosini
Oliver Barber
Thomas Benjamin
George Brandt
Dean Brunel
Ruth Budd
John Callahan
David Chaifetz
Jim Champy
Cary Coen
Ralph Cohen
Richard Cole
Jack Connor
Charles Corkin
Richard Cramer
John Dooley
Robert Downes
Michael Eschelbacher
Michael Feinberg
Peter Fitzpatrick
Leonard Frisoli
Jason Gans
Joseph Goldberg
Paul Goodrich
Gerald Goodstein
Evelyn Greenwald
Richard Griffin
Peter Grimes
Cornelius Guiney
Robert Gundersen
Dennis Hallisey
David Hannon
William Hicks
Ned Holland 
Gregory Hren
Walter Kelly
Joseph Korff
Darrell Larsen
Elizabeth LaStaiti
John Lemega
John Leonard
David Levenson
Stephen Lewenberg
Joseph MacDougall
Paul Maher
Anthony Maio
James McConchie
Lawrence McCormick
John McFeely
Mary Alice McLaughlin
Martin Michaelson
Chick Mone
Peter Morrissette
James Mullen
Robert O'Brien
Michael O'Neil
Michael Paris
David Parish
Lynn Pearle
Jack Posner
Michael Povich
Grier Raggio
Robert Reed
John Reid
Paul Richmond
William Rohman
William Rollins
William Ryan
Charles Sawyer
Jon Schneider
Sam Sears
John Shaughnessy
David Shaw
Robert Shea
Jeffry Sherbakoff
David Skerry
Dennis Smith
Richard Soble
Jeff Somers
Samuel Spencer
Peter Staiti
Neil Sullivan
Dennis Sullivan
Joseph Sullivan
William Sullivan
Bob Teaff
Peter Thoms
Robert Tobin
Joseph Triarsi
Dave Twomey
Theodore Wilbur
Richard Wickham
Arthur Wiener
David Winer
George Wright
Michael Ziter

Book your hotel early 

Boston-area hotels are in high demand in the fall. We urge you to reserve now. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for a limited time at the following hotels:

The Ritz-Carlton
Book online now and use the code BCWBCWA on the website
or call 800-241-3333 and reference the "Boston College Law School Reunion Weekend"
Park Plaza Hotel
Book online now or call 617-379-7129 and reference the "Boston College Law School Reunion"

Thank you!

This year our law school community  raised $1.73 million for the Law School Fund, exceeding the amount raised last fiscal year!  Thanks to the generosity of the Law School community, this money will provide much needed support for financial aid, public service stipends, faculty research grants, and more. 

Let's make FY19 even more successful. You can make a Reunion Class Gift in honor of a classmate, professor, or special person who made a positive impact on you.

A Special Invitation...
All Dean's Council donors are invited to a private BC Law reception with Dean Vincent Rougeau immediately prior to our Reunion celebration at The Ritz-Carlton on November 3. Learn how you can become a Dean's Council member and join Dean Rougeau at this special event.

We look forward to celebrating with you at our milestone 50th Reunion!

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