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Scholarships Awarded to Top Students in Litigation Skills Program; Fourteen Benefit from Hard Work, Dedication

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Spring 2013 Litigation Skills Program scholarship and award winners: Daniel Hanlon, Lacey Stutz, Jesse Shurman, Genevieve Valle, Emily Padron, Professor Lonny Rose, Freddi Mack, Holly Keith, Alexander Strassman, Denise Roberson, Jordan Redavid, Claudia Uchuya, Corey Gray, Frank Sardinha.

Spring 2013 Litigation Skills Program scholarship and award winners: Daniel Hanlon, Lacey Stutz, Jesse Shurman, Genevieve Valle, Emily Padron, Professor Lonny Rose, Freddi Mack, Holly Keith, Alexander Strassman, Denise Roberson, Jordan Redavid, Claudia Uchuya, Corey Gray, Frank Sardinha. (Photo: Miami Law) Full-Size Photo

Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to its top 14 students. Each semester, students who distinguish themselves in Litigation Skills are recognized by the program and the legal community for their hard work and talent. The students have qualified to benefit from prestigious awards and scholarships that have been donated generously to the law school.

The following scholarships were awarded:

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Award: This $250 cash award is given each spring semester to second-year law students who show great promise in the practice of Criminal Litigation.

  • Daniel Hanlon
  • Jessica Marroquin

American Board of Trial Advocates Award: A cash award of $1,000 is given each spring to a third-year minority law student who has shown excellence in learning how to become a civil trial lawyer.

  • Genevieve Valle

Hon. Theodore Klein Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2006 in memory of Theodore Klein, an outstanding lawyer, law professor, and U.S. Magistrate, this scholarship is awarded each semester to second- or third-year law students who have demonstrated financial need, ability and excellence in oral and written advocacy and a commitment to public service.

  • Jordan Redavid
  • Denise Roberson
  • Jesse Shurman
  • Alexander Strassman

John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship, established in 1989 in memory of John F. Evans, a criminal defense attorney, former deputy chief of the U.S. State Department's Miami Strike Force, and a founding partner of the law firm of Zuckerman, Spaeder, Taylor and Evans. It is awarded each semester to second- or third-year students who have demonstrated a keen interest in trial practice.

  • Lacey Stutz
  • Holly Keith

Litigation Skills Adjunct Faculty Donor Scholarship, established in 2011 by Miami Law adjunct professors. A scholarship is given each spring to outstanding Litigation Skills students.

  • Freddi Mack
  • Frank Sardinha

Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 in memory of Marco A. Vazquez, a 1993 graduate of Miami Law, the Marco A. Vazquez Scholarship is awarded each semester to academically qualified second- or third-year law students who have completed the Litigation Skills Program and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to Cuban-American students.

  • Emily Padron
  • Claudia Uchuya

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Scholarship: Established in 1995 by one of Miami's leading law firms, this scholarship is awarded each semester to a minority law student who has completed Litigation Skills I and shown a vivid interest in trial advocacy.

  • Corey Gray

Tom Ewald Memorial Award, given each semester to a student in Litigation Skills I who shows devotion to high standards and ethical conduct.

  • Corey Gray

Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program provides students with rigorous, hands-on training providing them with the practical skills necessary for competent professional legal service. Other law schools typically teach trial advocacy as an intensive course delivered over a short period of time. Miami Law's program offers a comprehensive litigation skills course open to all students who wish to participate, including pretrial skills and far more hours. Additionally, Miami Law's program is unique in that students who graduate from the course are placed in a six-credit externship program in which they are certified by the Supreme Court of Florida to engage in the supervised practice of law.