Laura Gasiorowski sent in the following note:

“Hard to believe that another five years have gone by, and so quickly! In that period of time, so much has changed. Now I am married, and have my first child, Jake, who is now 13 months old, and just pure unadulterated joy. I am working only part time now (how is that for an anomoly? A death penalty lawyer who works only part time) and enjoy having those 2 or 3 days a week as an outlet. Anyway, how do we post on the reunion website? ( I have got to get at least one brag picture of the baby up there!). Or do we do so through you, at this e mail address? Look forward to hearing from you.”


1) Laura, even though we have not spoken in 15 years, was sure that she had made such an impression on me that no mention of her first name was necessary. She was just “lkgasiorowski” and, of course, I would remember her. And, of course, she was correct. ;-)

2) Although I often make the claim that the reunion will be a great place to have your tax law questions answered and your arthritic knee examined, I hope and trust that no one will have a need for Laura’s specific area of expertise.

3) Laura was too modest to provide more details but, as always, Google knows all — especially when your name is Gasiorowski. Laura served as attorney for Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-‘Owhali, one of the men accused of in the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. You can check it out here, at least if you have time to read trial transcripts. I think that Laura will have some interesting stories to tell at reunion.

4) I guess that this counts as our lawyer site for the day.

5) Laura’s unnamed husband is presumably David Downie, a 1988 graduate of Dartmouth and a lawyer in New York. That site reports that: “Dave and Laura spent two weeks on safari in the Okavango Delta in Botswana for their honeymoon, an experience which was ‘surreal.'”

6) No one can post to the blog directly but me and Tracy (and any future volunteers!). However, as is perhaps obvious, we pass on anything and everything that people send us.

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