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 beaverse@yu.edu.

 

Top Songs of 1983
Every Breath You Take (The Police)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Flashdance (Irene Cara)
Down Under (Men at Work)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)

Top Films of 1983
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Flashdance
Terms of Endearment
Trading Places
WarGames

Major Events of 1983
The final episode of M*A*S*H aired, setting a new record for the most-watched episode of a television program
Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space
McDonald's began selling the Chicken McNugget

Guest List
Jeff Barr
Gary Becker
Sally Boynton
Cheryl Bulbach
Louis Carotenuto
Eric Cohen
Gail Cohen
Evelyn Donegan
Jaymie Einhorn
Nathan Eisler
Jill Epstein
David Feldman
Greg Feldman
Ziel Feldman
Peter Foster
Ellen Friedland
Marc Gerber
Barry Glickman
William Goodman
Joelle Halperin
Arthur Jakoby
Alexander Kaplan
Stephanie Kaufman
Wiliam Jeffrey Kay
Kim Kirk
Dimitri Katzamanis
Adam Krim
Howard Kronberg
Lillian Laserson
Alec Lipkind
Laurence Margolin
William Meltzer
Jordan Metzger
Ronni Metzger
Esther Mildner
Charles Milo
Philip Neuberg
Susan E.D. Neuberg
Jill Newfield
Leonard Reiss
Lonnie Rosenberg
Alese Rubinroit
Alan Sack
Brian Sahn
Linda Samson
Cliff Schneider
Sharon Shulman
David Silver
Steven Skulnik
Neil Sparber
Sarah Steiner
David Tane
William Turkish
Sholom Twersky
Risa Wasserman
Evan Wasseran
Steven Wasserman
Kenneth Weinrib
Diane Weinstein
Alan Yatvin
James Zuckernik

Class Notes

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).


Nancy Kramer: "Currently  I am  living in Netanya, Israel just two blocks from the Mediterranean Sea. I moved to Israel a year and a half ago with my daughter, Yarden, a musician and artist, and my husband, author and journalist, Yori Yanover. Continuing to work on my collages and display and sell at a local art fair. Some of my work can be seen at njkcollages.blogspot.com.
 
Volunteer tutoring elementary and college students in English at local public schools is very fulfilling and lots of sign language is used due to my lack of very much Hebrew which yields lots of laughs from my students!!
 
I am an active correspondent and look forward to writing to anyone that would like to be in touch.
Skype: nancy_kramer
Sderot Hen 9A #2
Netanya 42438, Israel 
 

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."