Litigation Skills Program Awards Scholarships to Top Students

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Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program recently awarded five scholarships to top students who distinguished themselves through their hard work and talent.

From left to right:
Katrina Flores, Eleni Constanti, Professor Celeste Higgins, Madison Levine, Jaylin Delancy, Graciana Berlin

Eleni Constanti accepted two of the awards given to students enrolled in the semester-long Litigation Skills I course. She received the Thomas Ewald Memorial Award, which is given to a student who best exemplifies the devotion to high standards and ethical conduct followed by Thomas Ewald. This award comes with a Montblanc pen – an homage to the late Ewald, the Miami Law trial advocacy professor who was known to carry the pen in his shirt pocket.  
 
Constanti also received the $3,000 John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was 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 founding partner of the law firm of Zuckerman, Spaeder, Taylor, and Evans.  
 
Jalyn Delancy was awarded the $6,000 Litigation Skills Adjunct Faculty Scholarship. It is awarded to a second- or third-year student who has demonstrated excellence in advocacy, professionalism, and civility in the Lit Skills I class. This semester the award was funded by the adjunct faculty members of the Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton law firm.  Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton have been donating their time and funds to Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program since 1995 when the firm became the program’s patron. The law firm has also hired Miami Law graduates who have taken courses the program offers.
 
Additional Winners 

• Madison Levine received the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 award.

• Katrina Flores took home the Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 award which was established in 1996 in memory of a former Miami Law and Litigation Skills Program graduate.
 
• Graciana Berlin received the Honorable Theodore Klein Endowed Scholarship, a $3,000 award, which was established in 2006 in memory of a former Litigation Skills Faculty member, Law Professor and U. S. Magistrate Judge who was recognized as a leader among his peers.

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