Three hundred Fordham Law School alumni reconnected with one another last month to celebrate the long-awaited return of a beloved Law School tradition—class reunion.
For the second year in a row, this year’s reunion celebration programming included a series of “Alumni Talks.” The virtual talks, held April 5, featured alumni speakers from the reuniting classes sharing their expertise and passions in short TED-style talks. Talks included “From Fordham to One’s Dreams” with Hon. Jacqueline Silbermann ’72, former judge of the New York County Supreme Court, Civil Branch; “Changing Careers after Practicing Law: My Road to Legal Marketing and Business Development” with Ellen Auwarter ’87, marketing & business development manager at Duane Morris; “Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable” with Jill Heitler Blomberg ’97, partner at Schoonmaker, George, Blomberg, Bryniczka & Welsh; “Building a Law Firm During a Pandemic” with Alexandre Leturgez-Coïaniz LL.M. ’17, partner at KBL Roche, and “Overcoming Adversity: My Journey to Becoming a New York State Senator” with New York State Senator Alessandra R. Biaggi ’12.
The in-person reunion, held April 7, marked the first time classmates reunited in three years, as well as the first time the event was held at the New York Midtown Hilton. It celebrated 10 classes ending in 2’s and 7’s as well as the Class of 2021. Members of the Class of 2020 were also invited to come together and celebrate in person for the first time since their graduation during the beginning of the pandemic.
“It was momentous to bring our alumni back together again in-person for Reunion to reignite their Fordham Law bonds,” said Elisa Douglas, senior director of alumni relations and public programming.
Check out some scenes below from the cocktail reception and class dinners featuring members of this year’s 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th Reunion classes: