After three productive and happy years at Miami Law, Canadian Jacqueline Frisch graduated cum laude this past May. Her parents, Ron and Hedy Frisch, established a scholarship in recognition of her graduation and the positive experiences she had while a student at Miami Law.
“Choosing Miami Law was the best decision I ever made,” said Jackie Frisch, who received her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal. “The campus is beautiful. The professors are engaged and engaging. The student body is dynamic. And the opportunities are endless. I had an amazing three years there and felt incredibly lucky to be part of the UM community.”
Her experiences at Miami Law included serving as an intern and fellow for the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, Dean’s Fellow for the Academic Achievement Program, and member of the International Law Society and Miami Law Women student organizations. She served as Judicial Extern to The Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres during the summer of her 2L year. Frisch was also awarded the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship by Professor Laurence Rose because of her distinguished work in the Litigation Skills Program.
“Jackie’s total experience with Miami Law was exceptional from start to finish,” said Ron Frisch, President and CEO of Kohl and Frisch Limited, the only Canadian-owned national pharmaceutical distributor. “These were three wonderful years for Jackie, filled with enviable opportunities to learn and grow, all predicated on a willingness to work hard and be open to taking on new challenges. Jackie found the professors and classes engaging, interesting, and stimulating, and that pattern continued for her full three years there. We decided part way through her final year that we wanted to support the School in an enduring way and hopefully allow for other young people to learn and grow at UM as Jackie had.”
The Frisch Family Endowed Scholarship supports law students chosen by the Dean of the Law School, and the recipients are known as the Frisch Family Scholars. This year’s recipient is Rachel Louise Perez, a 3L who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Canada. She is working towards a joint J.D./LL.M. in International Law and is a member of Miami Law Women, the Entertainment & Sports Law Society and the International Law Society.
“Our hope is to maintain an ongoing relationship with the School and to allow the Dean to have the means to assist other young people to benefit from UM’s environment as they enter the legal profession,” said Ron Frisch.
Since graduating from Miami Law, Frisch has been working at the law firm of Stikeman Elliott, LLP in Toronto, Canada, mainly in the corporate law department, assisting with mergers and acquisitions. She hopes to pass the bar in both Florida and Ontario and eventually would like to be involved in cross-border work.
“Miami Law taught me so much—about law, people, the world, and life,” said Jackie Frisch. “This scholarship is our chance to give back. My hope is that the scholarship gives the recipients the chance and the confidence to seize the amazing opportunities offered at UM.”