Welcome to a celebration of 1983! From now until the Class of 1983's 30th reunion, we will be digging into Cardozo's archives to find great pictures and other mementos and sharing it here. Check back often to see what we've found, and if you have anything you think the Class of 1983 might want to see, email Daniel Beaver-Seitz at email@example.com.
Top Films of 1983
Major Events of 1983
Valerie J. Crown: "I have been practicing in the area of personal injury, med mal, nursing home law, social security disability, and workers' comp on my own now for almost 7 years. Prior to that, I worked for other firms in the areas of med mal and personal injury since graduation from law school. I now have a small staff and just recently won a podiatric malpractice case in Rockland County. Jury verdict came in two days ago. It's great having my own firm (very stressful but very satisfying).
Lillian Laserson: "I have had the good fortune of working with and being mentored by some of the best. After representing Kermit, and Miss Piggy et. al, I spent most of my professional life working for DC Comics (20 years) where I created the company's first in-house legal department and became its General Counsel. Three years ago I started my own practice focusing on copyright, entertainment, licensing, and publishing. Completing the circle, last fall I began teaching a seminar at Cardozo for in-house counsel externs. I have been happily married to Steve Bolger for nearly 24 years, and we have two above average cats."
Anna Nicholas has been living in Los Angeles since 1986. She earned her LLM from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine and is a practicing mediator specializing in sports disputes. Her new novel, a sexy mystery entitled The Muffia, has just been published by Water Street Press (waterstreetpressbooks.com). The central character in the novel is a mediator. Her previous novel, Homegrown: The Terror Within, was published under the pseudonym, Cialan Haasnic, and is available on Amazon. She is the mother of a nationally ranked junior tennis player, and his tournament schedule is why she is unable to attend reunion. You can contact Anna through her website: annroyalnicholas.com or at internetombudsman.biz
Linda Samson: "For the past 7 years I have been counsel to the firm of Williams, Caliri, Miller & Otley, P.C. in Wayne, New Jersey, concentrating on family law matters (not even close to what I expected to be doing when I graduated 30 years ago). I not only litigate matrimonial matters, but also serve as a mediator both through the court system and privately. I spend a substantial amount of time working in and with the Passaic County Bar Association, having served as it’s first woman president. I volunteer as a member of the District XI Ethics Committee, as appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and am chair of a Passaic County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. In my “other” life, I am a wife and mother, having been married for 25 years. My husband and I have one daughter, who just finished her freshman year at the University of Mary Washington."