Jeremy Fraiberg, LLB 1998, and Martha Hundert, LLB 1999
   Jeremy Fraiberg '98 and Martha Hundert '99

This donor profile is from the Fall-Winter 2012 issue of Nexus.

By Karen Gross and Lucianna Ciccocioppo / photography by Nigel Dickson

You could say Chief Justice Bora Laskin brought Jeremy Fraiberg, LLB 1998, and Martha Hundert, LLB 1999, together. They met as law students in the Laskin Library. Jeremy, a second-year student at the time, was preparing for the Laskin Moot. Martha was a first year, working on a civil procedure paper in the study room next door.

“We had late nights in the library and we got to know each other and we’d hang out,” recalls Jeremy, now a partner at Osler LLP and co-chair of the mining group. “So I’d have to say meeting my wife is definitely a memory that stands out from law school.”

Fraiberg continues to teach there and serves as a council member of the Law Alumni Association. Hundert—a senior counsel at the Bank of Nova Scotia—says many of the couple’s closest friendships were formed in the storied buildings that served as their academic and social hub.

“Spending three years practically living and working with a huge number of super smart, very motivated, generally kind and lovely people was a great experience,” she says.

Fraiberg has fond memories of the cozy old mansions, but says there’s no question the law school needs a new and modern space.

“This is going to be a striking new addition to the campus architecture,” he says. “It’s going to be a beautiful new building. The university is important to the life of the city, and it’s a great architectural contribution.”