Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (“BLSPI”) is pleased to announce that it has awarded 15 Michael Madow Bar Grants to graduating students who will be pursuing public interest careers. The Michael Madow Bar Grant recognizes students who have demonstrated superior dedication to public interest during their time at law school and who will continue to pursue public interest legal careers. This is the third year that BLSPI has awarded the grants, which will help supplement the income of students studying to take the bar.
This year’s recipients are Matthew Allee, Yekaterina Blinova, Rita Cant, Steven Hasty, Kathryn Hensley, Adam Horowitz, Gillian Kosinski, Beile Lindner, Anna Park, Jessica Rickards, Diana Rosenthal, Natalie Serra, Nura Skaden, Sary Udashkin, and Linda Yu. Applications were scored by a team of more than 20 Brooklyn Law School professors, BLSPI alumni, and past grant recipients.
“As I look at the list of this year’s grant recipients, I see the leaders and role models that have inspired my continued public interest work and who have supported me throughout my time at Brooklyn Law School,” said Erin Ogburn ’14, a BLSPI co-chair.
Professor Michael P. Madow served on the Law School faculty for 25 years, teaching and writing in the areas of First Amendment and Mass Media Law, and Criminal Law. He was a supporter of the Brooklyn Law School public interest community and touched the lives of thousands of students. BLSPI is able to continue to award fifteen $1000 grants due to the continued support of the Leo Rosner Family Foundation. After Professor Madow’s untimely death last year, the Bar Grant program was renamed in his memory.
“We are so proud of this year’s graduating class of public interest-minded students,” said BLSPI co-chair Jana Hymowitz ’14. “We are pleased to be able to support them as they prepare for the bar, and are thankful to the Leo Rosner Family Foundation for its continued support. We look forward to all of the great public service work this year’s recipients will provide during their careers, and congratulate them again.”
“This BLSPI program is a terrific tribute to the memory of Prof. Michael Madow, a dedicated member of the BLS public interest community and a much missed member of the entire BLS community,” said Professor Stacy Caplow, a selection committee member. “Congratulations to all of the deserving 2013 grant recipients whose passion for public interest work throughout law school was so outstanding.”
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