Class of 1978.

The Class of 1978 attending their most recent reunion held in 2008.

Class of 1978

Reconnect with your classmates and friends.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Westin Buffalo (250 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202). Cost is $90 per person and includes 2-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres and stations. Discounted hotel rooms are available.

The party isn't complete without you!

Highlights from 1978:

  • The first annual Law Revue was performed at Talbert Hall, featuring revues, skits, solos and a chorus.
  • Former Prof. Adolf Homburger, who wrote the New York long-arm jurisdiction statute and the first workable class action statute, died unexpectedly.
  • School of Law tuition was $2,000
  • First cellular phone was introduced

Want to get involved?

Be a Class Ambassador! Please contact Ilene Fleischmann at 716-645-7347 or

Paul R. Comeau ‘73.

Jeffrey T. Lacey ’78 and Roberta E. Tarshis ’78 look at pictures of the first year class.

What your class has been up to 2013 ...

Garry M. Graber ’78 was honored by the Erie County Bar Foundation in Buffalo for his service on the foundation’s board. He is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo. Graber is a member of the law school’s Dean’s Advisory Council, a past president of the Law Alumni Assoc., and a long-time adjunct professor in the law school. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

In 2013, Donnalynn Darling ’78 was named an Access to Justice Champion by the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola, N.Y. Darling is chair of the personal injury and education law practice groups with Meyer Suozzi English & Klein in the Garden City, N.Y., office. She lives in Glen Head, N.Y.

Mark G. Pearce '78 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for public service from the UB Law Alumni Association at its 51st Annual Dinner on June 5, 2013. Pearce is a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from School of Law’s Students of Color.

Hon. Janice A. Taylor '78 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Law’s Students of Color at their annual dinner on April 11, 2013. Taylor is a Queens County Supreme Court justice, 11th Judicial District, in Jamaica, N.Y., where she resides.

In 2013, David R. Voisinet '78 retired as the law library director of the Appellate Division Law Library in Rochester, N.Y. Voisinet led New York State's only public appellate court library for 23 years. He is a Rochester resident.

William W. Berry ’78 received the Special Service Award in 2016 from the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo. Berry is a Supervising Attorney at Center for Elder Law & Justice, serving as a Staff Attorney since 1979 in Buffalo, where he resides.

Donnalynn Darling ’78 received the first Judith Bloch Award in 2016 from Variety Child Learning Center in Syosset, N.Y., for her legal work in requiring school districts to provide learning disabled children with educational support and for founding the education law practice of Meyer Suozzi English & Klein in Garden City, N.Y. Darling is chair of the firm’s personal injury and education law practice groups. She lives in Glen Head, N.Y.

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