As you sustain and strengthen your bonds as a virtual community, we hope you will enjoy this "virtual visit" and look back at your graduation year. Check back for updated information!

Top 10 Billboard Hits

Reminisce Law School days with these top 10 Billboard hits from your graduation year! 

To listen to the full playlist, log in to Spotify, a digital music service, by clicking the white icon in the top right corner of the embedded player. Then use your account credentials to log in, or create a new account.

A Look Back 

Look Back Slide - Class of 1986

As you can imagine, we will not gather on campus this June as is customary for our Reunion gathering. However, in the spirit of connection and catching up, we, your 35th Reunion Committee members, are organizing a series of "Toaster Talks" to stay in touch as we celebrate our 35th Reunion. We do hope you will join us monthly throughout the Spring for these classmate-led conversations!

January Virtual Class Gathering
Thursday, January 28, 2021

With 40 classmates in attendance, this discussion was moderated by Nina Gardner and featured Professor Edward “Ned” FoleyProfessor Richard Briffault, and classmate Richard Bernstein. If you missed the initial installment of Class of 1986 "Toaster Talks," please view the recording

February Virtual Gathering - REGISTER NOW!
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4 p.m. EST

"What will Criminal Justice and Public Safety Look Like in the 21st Century?"

Elizabeth Glazer '86, 
Former Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Renita Francois, Executive Director, Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety, and Bruce Western, Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice and Co-Director of the Justice Lab, Columbia University.

This past summer saw 25 million people take to the streets over issues of race and police brutality as the pandemic raged with particularly harsh effects in communities of color.  At the same time, almost every large American city struggled with a large spike in gun violence.  What do these converging issues tell us about the way forward to create well-being and safety?  To what degree are the police the central driver of safety and to what degree is access to opportunity?  Panelists will discuss how these forces are playing out in NYC and nationally.

The virtual gathering recording will be posted soon! 

March Virtual Gathering - Details forthcoming - stay tuned!

For any questions regarding these events, please contact Irma Frias at [email protected].


Claudia H. Allen
Douglas A. Doetsch
Cory Edelman
Nina J. Luzzatto Gardner
Andrew J. Gershon
Elizabeth Glazer
Ronald Goodman 
Efrem M. Grail
Eugene C. Gregor 
York Chi Lau Harder
Catherine M. Hendricks
Florence A. Hutner 
Hiroko Imamura
Garth B. Jensen
Walter T. Killmer, Jr.
Judith E. Kindell
James E. Lauth, 
Matthew L. Miller
The Hon. Peter H. Moulton
Karen A. Negris 
Mark A. Nelson
Alison R. Pavia 
James Robert Pigott, Jr.
Carmen G. Rodriguez
Nightingale Rukuba-Ngaiza, LLM
The Hon. Catherine D. Shaffer
Richard W. Silbert 
Jonathan L. Walcoff
Professor James D. Wilets

(Cordially Invited by the Class of 1986 Reunion Committee)

Lanny A. Breuer
Lisa A. Hirsch
Daniel M. Jochnowitz
Laurie Magid 
Robert P. Storch 
Michael Moers Wenig 

We thank the Reunion Class Committee for their dedication and commitment to Columbia Law School.

Carol Turobiner Finley
Jonathan L. Walcoff

Debra A. Dandeneau
Douglas A. Doetsch
David A. Einhorn
Nina J. Luzzatto Gardner
J. Mark Gidley
Ronald D. Holman II
Nobuhisa Ishizuka
Young-Cheol Jeong
Judith Frank Mandelbaum
Peter H. Moulton
Ronald O. Mueller
Mark A. Nelson
Heather Dembert Rafter
Carmen G. Rodriguez
Charles K. Whitehead

Reunion is a special time for graduates to support Columbia Law School together as a class. While our Reunion festivities may look a bit different this year, the work of Columbia Law School and its needs remain.

If you are in a position to make a Reunion gift, we hope you will do so in a way that is personally meaningful to you. Participation, in any form, makes all the difference to students, faculty, and the greater Columbia Law School community.

In remembrance of those we have lost, the Class Committee wishes to note with sadness the passing of our classmates below. Should you have news of a classmate's death, please contact [email protected].

Matthew B. Bartley
Francis L. Blaschka
Paul L. Crist
Carlos J. Cruz
Armando de Leon-Vargas
Daisy H. Dwyer
Joseph R. Egan
Janet Ellis-Meiman
Marlene Garcia
Willemina Maria Grootenhuis
Michael J. Humphrey
Timothy Edwin McGinty
Anne T. Pontrelli
Joel R. Reidenberg
Deirdre A. Roney
Richard A. Sarnoff
Darrell J. Stremler
Kimla C. Wilkins-Johnson
Martin A. Wright

We have lost contact with the following classmatescan you help us reconnect?

If you are in touch with anyone on the list below, please let them know to send their contact information to the Reunion Office ([email protected]) so that they can receive Law School-related updates.

Leah D. Allen
Cinzia M. Campanini
Jean-Christophe Castera
Nancy M. Ferguson-Guttenberg
John M. Leahy
Lynn McLaren
Stephen Nelson
Michael F. Paris
Lisa Sandoz Robinson
Lawrence Silverstein
Franco Vigliano

Inquires or questions regarding the Reunion Programming

Please contact the Reunion Office.