Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) awarded its 2012 Michael Madow Bar Grant to 15 graduates who demonstrated a commitment to public interest legal work to defray bar exam costs. The grant is named after the late Professor Michael Madow, a champion of public interest issues.
“This is the second year BLSPI has awarded bar grants to graduating students, with this year’s program having grown from 10 to 15 recipients,” said Matthew Allee ’12 and Jessica Rickards ’12, BLSPI Co-Chairs.
Applicants were scored by a committee of Brooklyn Law School professors and BLSPI alumni. Professor Stacy Caplow, a member of the committee added, “The Madow Bar Grant program is an innovative way to recognize and support BLS students who have demonstrated a deep and unwavering commitment to public interest work, while at school and as a career goal. So many of our students are so accomplished and passionate about their work that it was almost impossible to make distinctions between them. It's wonderful that this project, the inspiration of Professor Madow, is able to continue. I know he would be thrilled with this legacy.”
The following graduates received the 2012 Michael Madow Bar Grant:
Michael Berman, Rosa Cohen-Cruz, Dorothy DiPascali, Margaret Garrett, Julia Howard-Gibbon, Shannon Karam, Cristina Lee, Jane Li, Erika Lorshbough, Rachel Seelig, David Shapiro, Riti Singh, Meredith Symonds, Julienne Verdi, and Dana Wolfe.
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