Hamline News

Professor Biernat & Susan Koberstein ’95 Lauded by Alumni


The next alumni gathering is the Six-Minute Social on December 6 at Klas Center.

Representatives from the Hamline law classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002 gathered at the law school on October 11 for the third annual "On the Fives" reunion reception for alumni who graduated five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five and thirty years ago. It was a delightful evening of socializing, reconnecting with past classmates and catching up with many Hamline law faculty members.

A highlight of the evening came when Alumni Board President Don McNeil '89 presented the Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2007. Hamline University School of Law Professor Len Biernat ‘75 was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the Hamline law community and Susan Koberstein ‘95 for her exemplary community service. Professor Biernat, who teaches in the areas of family law, professional responsibility, remedies, property, children and the law and education law, has contributed to the law school since his days as a law student in the early 1970s. Susan Koberstein, currently the Immigration Coordinator at Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, has dedicated her professional life to providing legal services to low-income clients in Minnesota.

The next opportunity for alumni to gather will be the "Six-Minute Social" on December 6, which partners alumni with current students for timed (six minutes, of course!) networking conversations. This is always a fun event and delicious refreshments and heavy appetizers are served. Please let alumni director Susan Stephan know if you are interested in attending.