Class Correspondent

50th Reunion
June 6-8, 2014

Paul Goldstein’s latest novel, “Havana Requiem,” won the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Paul is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. James Walker, a Vietnam veteran, retired after more than 30 years of teaching and coaching football and lacrosse in Framingham, Mass. He spends his summers on Cape Cod. James Rule is a sociologist and writer based in Berkeley, Calif. He is a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, part of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Attorney Barbara Hayes Buell continues to hold the AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. She is a partner at Smith Duggan Buell & Ruffo in Boston and Lincoln, Mass. Murray Suid’s novella, “Summer of the Flying Saucer,” was published as a Kindle book. A coming-of-age story set in a fictional version of West Marin, Calif., it describes what happens when the residents of a broken-down village believe that extraterrestrials are living among them. The book is based on Murray’s screenplay for a film released in Ireland in 2008. Murray’s current project is adapting a European play, “Jealousy,” for the screen. Steven Bloom joined Akerman Senterfitt as a shareholder in the firm’s real estate practice group in New York City. He had been a partner at Bryan Cave. Steven represents U.S. and international investors, owners and operators in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties. Mark Cohen, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton, was transferred to emeritus status. A distinguished historian of Jews in the medieval Islamic world, he has published studies of Muslim-Jewish relations, Jewish social and economic history, the structure and functioning of the Jewish community, the Cairo Geniza, and Jewish law and society. Mark, who began teaching at Princeton in 1973, has also promoted understanding between Jews and Muslims through public talks and Op-Ed pieces.

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