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Community briefs from near and far.


In 2021, Mathew Rosengart ’87 made headlines around the entertainment world—and in BC Law Magazine—when he announced outside a Los Angeles courtroom that he had freed pop star Britney Spears from a conservatorship that controlled nearly every move she made, financially and personally. This May, as Rosengart wrapped things up legally, Spears was effusive in her praise of him, according to a Quote of the Day on the Above the Law website. “This man is wonderful! He’s like a father to me,” she wrote. “I adore you and admire you mister Mathew!” That same day, in an email to BC Law Magazine, Rosengart said: “We’ve now come full circle. Thank you and the BC Law community for everyone’s support and encouragement.” 

Many hundreds of alumni likely know this name: Kimberlee “Kim” Gardner. She has worked in BC Law’s admissions office for twenty-seven years, starting in 1997, first as a recruiting manager and later as director of admissions. 

“Admissions work is complex and ever-changing, but through all the challenges and uncertainty, Kim has been a reliable thought partner,” Shawn McShay, assistant dean of graduate enrollment management, said at her campus retirement party in May. “Her creativity and agility [shone] through as she fearlessly tackled every obstacle and reimagined our processes….With her leadership and support, we’ve professionalized our team and streamlined operations, all while maintaining a reputation for excellence.” 

Charlie Davis’s
 long fascination with the TV show Survivor became something of a dream come true when he was cast in this past season’s series on CBS. He and the seventeen other castaways spent time in Fiji last summer filming  and competing for the Sole Survivor title and its whopping $1 million prize. 

So, how did the cross-country runner, Harvard graduate, and Boston College Law Review staff writer fare? Well, during the thirteen episodes that aired this spring in his final semester at BC Law, he attended watch parties with friends and classmates, and welcomed their cheers as, week after week, he avoided being voted off the island. Things were looking up. He endured all the challenges: various levels of physical stamina, mental ingenuity, gutsiness, and emotional resilience.

And made it to the final episode, when castaway Kenzie Petty won the trove.

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