Litigation Skills Program Awards Scholarships to Top Students


Prof. Rose with the Lit Skills scholarship winners

Professor Lonny Rose, Jordan Saddoris, Alyssa Hernandez, Jeanelle Gomez, Meaghan Goldstein, Octavious Buiey

The Litigation Skills Program recently awarded scholarships and awards to top students who distinguished themselves through their hard work and talent.

Thomas Ewald Memorial Award

Meaghan Goldstein 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.

John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship

Goldstein also received the 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.

Litigation Skills Adjunct Faculty Scholarship

Octavious Buiey was awarded the 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.

Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Hernandez took home the Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship, which was established in 1996 in memory of Marco A. Vazquez, a former Miami Law and Litigation Skills Program graduate.

Honorable Theodore Klein Endowed Scholarship

Jordan Saddoris received the Honorable Theodore Klein Endowed Scholarship, which was established in 2006 in memory of the Honorable Theodore Klein, a former Litigation Skills Faculty member, Law Professor and U. S. Magistrate Judge who was recognized as a leader among his peers.

Stanford Blake Award

Jeanelle Gomez received the Stanford Blake Award. This is awarded to a 2L or 3L student who excellence in advocacy.