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Law Day Honors Six Awardees

Every year, the BC Law community looks forward to recognizing colleagues who’ve had on impact in the legal profession.

Front row, from left, honorees former dean Vincent Rougeau, Jay Blitzman ’74, and Lauren Jacobs ’19; with Dean Odette Lienau. Second row, Law Day co-chair Elizabeth Pendergast ’11; honorees Vera Sung ’90, Chanterelle Sung ’04, and Andres Torres ’08; and co-chair Susan Finegan ’91  Photograph by Michael Manning

Former Dean Vincent Rougeau received the St. Thomas More Award and five alumni won other top honors during the sparkling Law Day 2023 celebration at the Seaport Hotel Boston on May 4. Some 200 guests gathered to applaud the achievements of the distinguished awardees. Jay Blitzman ’74 received the Daniel G. Holland Lifetime Achievement Award, and Andres Torres ’08 won the Hon. David S. Nelson Public Interest Law Award. The William J. Kenealy, SJ, Alumnus of the Year Award was bestowed on sisters Vera Sung ’90 and Chanterelle Sung ’04. Lauren Jacobs ’19 was recognized with the Recent Graduate Award.

Photographs by Michael Manning

Deans Rougeau and Lineau share a laugh.

More than 200 friends, family, faculty, and fellow alumni listened intently to the stories the honorees had to tell.

Young graduates shared in the evening’s camaraderie.

Joan Lukey ’74, center, leads the charge of picture-takers.

Susan Finegan co-chaired the Law Day Committee and announced winners.

Honoree Jay Blizman ’74. far right, celebrates with colleagues.