Friends, family and colleagues of Judge Maxine Cohen Lando, JD '74 have established an endowed scholarship in her name. The scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year law student based on merit and financial need, who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in public service with preference given to a female student. The recipient will be known as the "Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Scholar."
Judge Lando was a Circuit Judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County, who passed away after a heroic battle with cancer. Judge Lando sat on the bench for twenty years, serving as a county court judge from 1991 through 1994, and in 1995 she began her career in the Criminal, Family and Civil Divisions. While in the Family Division, Judge Lando was appointed by the Chief Judge of the11th Judicial Circuit to develop the Domestic Violence Court, which became a model for courts around the nation.
Members of the Lando family, committee members and the scholarship recipient will be invited each year to the annual Named Scholarship-Donor luncheon hosted by the Dean of the School of Law at the University. The resume of the scholarship recipient will be sent each year to the Miami-Dade FAWL President, or their representative, so that the scholarship recipient can be recognized at their annual Miami-Dade FAWL luncheon.