Giving: Memorial Scholarships

The following scholarships were established by family, colleagues and friends to preserve the legacy of outstanding individuals in the Miami Law community.  

Mary Doyle

Mary F. Doyle Endowed Scholarship Fund

Mary E. Doyle served as dean of Miami Law from 1986 through 1994 and was interim dean in 1998-99. During the 1994-95 academic years, she was dean-in-residence for the American Association of Law Schools. From fall 1999 until the beginning of 2001, she was on leave from Miami Law to serve in the U.S. Department of the Interior as acting assistant secretary of the interior for water and science and as chair of an intergovernmental panel coordinating a massive 20-year $7.3 billion Everglades restoration program. She was a founding Co-Director of the University's Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Professor Doyle taught property, land use, and water law at Miami Law. To celebrate her memory friends, colleagues and former students are establishing a fund so that future students may receive a scholarship in her name and learn of her life, legacy, and tremendous contributions to the University of Miami School of Law.

George Harper

George R. Harper Endowed Scholarship Fund

George Roderick “Rocky” Harper was recognized as a leading attorney in the field of Latin America – U.S. Business transactions, inbound and outbound foreign investments, aviation and banking. He was a co-founder of the law firm Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O'Connor Albert & Dribin LLP, a former Chairman of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar, and past President of the Inter-American Bar Association. Mr. Harper received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review and a member of several honor organizations including Bar & Gavel, Wig & Robe, Order of the Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Iron Arrow Honor Society. A native of Havana, Cuba, Harper was also tapped frequently to speak on U.S.-Cuba relations. He was named to the Hispanic Business Magazine Legal Elite list and is a recipient of the Inter-American Law Review Lawyer of the Americas award. At the University of Miami, he served as the President of the Law Alumni Association (1982), President of the UMAA (1986 –1987) and ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees (1985 – 1987), as well as a past member of the Law School Visiting Committee. Rocky’s family, friends, and colleagues have established a scholarship in his name in honor of his life, legacy and achievements.

Ervin Gonzalez

Ervin A. Gonzalez, JD ’85 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ervin Gonzalez, a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, and a partner at the firm of Colson Hicks Eidson, was recognized nationally for his trial advocacy skills. Always eager to give back to his community and his profession, Ervin taught litigation and trial skills as an adjunct professor at the School of Law. He also served on the Florida Bar Board of Governors, the National Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the American Association for Justice, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and was past president of the Dade County Bar Association. To honor his memory and preserve his legacy, friends, colleagues and former classmates are establishing a fund to honor his memory in the Litigation Skills program.

We invite you to join us by making a tax deductible contribution. All donations will be recognized at the appropriate level by the School of Law and the University of Miami.

To contribute to any of the above mentioned scholarships, please click the link below to give and select Other in the Designation dropdown list and indicate the name of the scholarship you wish to contribute to.

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*If the endowment threshold of $100,000 is not reached, the fund will be non-endowed for the same purpose.


Please contact the School of Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or 305.284.3470