champagne glasses small.jpgEven as the national economy teeters on the brink of collapse, Wall Street’s elite continue to flock to the altar. Click here, here, and here, and imagine what this month has been like for these people. Getting married is stressful enough; we can’t imagine doing it while at the center of a financial meltdown.

In other random New York observations, both of the city’s baseball stadiums will close their doors this fall. Last Sunday’s final game in Yankee Stadium was celebrated with a Sports Illustrated cover and wall-to-wall coverage on ESPN. This Sunday’s game could be the last in Shea Stadium, and the New York Times marks the occasion with a gripping piece on how pilots landing at La Guardia won’t be able to use the place as a landmark anymore.

Here are this week’s couples:

1. Jean Park and Albert Cho

2. Trinity Jackman and Joshua Harlan

3. Edward Pierce and Robert Saltzman

More about our finalists, after the jump.


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1. Jean Park and Albert Cho

(Buy them a garment steamer.)

The Case:

– This unsmiling couple sports undergrad degrees from Cornell (her) and Brown (him, magna) and JDs from Brooklyn Law School (her) and Cornell (him). Jean also has a master’s in public health from Yale.

– The groom is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. And he looks even grimmer on his website bio than he does here.

The Case Against:

– Jean is clerking, which always gets LEWW’s attention. Unfortunately, the clerkship is for a lowly magistrate judge, so never mind.

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2. Trinity Jackman and Joshua Harlan

(No gifts, please; they’re Canadian.)

The Case:

– How glamorous is this bride? She’s an archaeologist, and her name is Trinity Olivia Jackman. Very National Treasure. She graduated from Columbia and has a Ph.D. in classical archaeology from Stanford. Also, her father is a former lieutenant governor of Ontario.

– The groom, by contrast, is a very unglamorous investment manager for a pension fund. He did, however, graduate summa from Harvard and earn a JD from Yale and a master’s from Oxford. So he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.

The Case Against:

– Their heads are too far apart in this picture; it looks like they were just introduced and she’s kind of annoyed that she’s being photographed with this dweeb. But here’s another photo of them hanging out with a bunch of horsey-looking socialites in Southampton.

3. Edward Pierce and Robert Saltzman

The Case:

– Two JDs for this fabulously fifty same-sex couple. They met (many years ago, we assume) at Harvard Law School. Ed graduated from Yale and has a master’s from Brown; Rob graduated from Dartmouth.

– They got married in the home of their friend, David. Another friend, also named David, performed the ceremony, assisted by another friend, also named David.

– Ed is retired from GeoCities, where he was general counsel. Rob is an associate dean at USC’s Gould School of Law. He looks like the kind of avuncular-but-hip administrator who is wildly popular with students.

The Case Against:

– USC lost some big football game last night. Ed and Rob probably don’t care.

The Verdict:

– We don’t usually award the top prize to old people, but Team Pierce-Saltzman takes the crown this week based on its two HLS degrees and distance from the New York financial community. Congratulations!


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