Classes of 1982, 1987 and 1992 Celebrate at Class Reunions
Seton Hall Law Classes of 1982, 1987 and 1992 enjoyed their Reunion celebration on December 1, with almost 200 graduates and their guests, and Seton Hall Law faculty and administrators gathering at the elegant Montclair Art Museum. Members of the classes share their reflections, below:
“I’ve always maintained a personal connection to Seton Hall Law – first with my classmates and more recently, through my daughter, Alyssa, who graduated from the Law School in 2009. But the connection took an interesting turn when Andrea Cascarano of the Alumni and Development office asked me to serve on the Reunion Committee, I mentioned to her that my legal practice utilizes the collaborative approach to divorce and that I am a member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group. Soon after that conversation I received an invitation from Professor Maurice Robbins, who teaches the ADR for Family Law class, who invited me to present on the Collaborative Divorce as an alternative to litigation, mediation and arbitration. I brought along a divorce coach and financial professional to discuss their roles. We gave our first presentation in June, and we will present to the Winter Intersession class in January.
“The reunion was a pleasure because it gave me a chance to catch up with friends I had not seen in years! I look forward to staying close to the Law School through my friendships. But I’m also honored and pleased to share my expertise with Seton Hall Law students in ways that can enhance their understanding and knowledge of the law.”
Corinne DeStefano '82
(pictured, left, with Mike Holt '82)
"Patty and I had a terrific evening at the Class of 1987 Reunion. Seton Hall Law School played a significant role in our lives and we have fond memories of our law school experience. We always look forward to our class reunion as an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, faculty members and administrators. Dean Hobbs and his staff do a first class job on the events and we are honored to be affiliated with classmates who have excelled in the legal and business community, as elected officials, and as members of the judiciary. Seton Hall Law School's reputation is richly deserved and we are proud to be part of the Law School family."
John Cromie '87
(Pictured with his wife, Patricia Van Tassel Cromie '87)
“My class was the first to move into the beautiful new building although the library remained in the old space until after our graduation. Being part of the transition year allowed us to have the best of both the old and the new at Seton Hall Law. While the facilities may not have been as impressive 20 years ago as they are now, my classmates and I are all nostalgic about our trailer lounges and the windowless basement of the library where we all spent countless hours. “Going to the reunion and seeing friends, professors and administrative staff still there after 20 years was a reminder that the essence of Seton Hall Law is the people that make it such a strong and sustaining community.”
Stephanie Kaye '92
(Pictured are Class of 1992 members, from left, Philip Duffy, Stephanie Kaye, Professor Paula Franzese and Sharon Lepping Pool)