Gail Glick and Guive Mirfendereski

Gail and Guive with their son Jonah

Guive and Gail came to BC Law as “older students.” Gail had a career teaching in both the Cambridge Public Schools and as an adjunct at Wellesley College, as well as writing dance reviews. Guive came equipped with two Masters degrees and a Ph.D. in International Law from Fletcher. Spending almost every hour together–regulars at the same “breakfast club” with mostly other older students, sharing the same IL classes plus study group–we inevitably became a pair by mid-Autumn. We successfully survived law school as a couple, largely by laughing over legal esoterica.

We bought a house, sat for the bar exam, and got married the summer after graduating. We both began our legal careers as associates at the now-defunct firm, Gaston & Snow (before they introduced an anti-nepotism policy!). After our son was born, Gail began working as a trial attorney at the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, in Boston, and is now into her 28thyear there. She was recognized by the Secretary of Labor for winning a complex, 7-month-long trial involving worker misclassification. Gail was also elected to three terms on the school committee of Newton, Massachusetts (home to BC Law).

Guive spent two years with World Bank projects (in Rwanda and Sierra Leone) working on privatization and private-sector development legislation, and judicial and legal reforms. Subsequently, he started his own law practice handling a wide range of legal matters–corporate, property, intellectual property, employment–while at the same time teaching Law and Development and other courses at Tufts and Brandeis. In 2008, he was named Lawyer of the Year by Mass. Lawyers Weekly for winning a Ten-Taxpayer lawsuit before the SJC involving the Community Preservation Act.

We still live in the same Victorian we bought in Newton in 1988. It and our gardens continue to demand our loving care and attention. Our son, Jonah Javad, now 28 years old, is a sports anchor/reporter for the ABC-TV affiliate in Dallas, and is engaged to a wonderful woman he met  in Buffalo when both worked there at rival local TV stations.

Guive and Gail enjoy traveling (this year to Cuba and Portugal) for fun and family and dabbling in our side enterprises: Gail’s small cottage industry of felted apparel and quilts under the name “Dancing With Wools,” and Guive’s business, “Trapworks,” featuring furniture fashioned from old wooden lobster traps.

We recall our days at BC Law with great fondness and are eager to hear news from our classmates.


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