For Immediate Release:  Feb 13, 2009
2009, 02, 13

Hofstra Law alumnus Samuel Ramos ’91 establishes memorial scholarship

Hofstra Law alumnus Samuel Ramos ’91 establishes memorial scholarship

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School proudly announces the establishment of the Ricardo Ramos Memorial Endowed Scholarship, made possible by a gift from alumnus Samuel Ramos, Class of 1991.  For more information, visit law.hofstra.edu/Scholarships.

Named in honor of Mr. Ramos’ father, the scholarship will be awarded to entering law students pursuing careers in or related to the capital markets or financial services industry.  The scholarship hopes to encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups to enter this area of law.

“My father had great admiration for the legal profession and while he did not have the financial means to attend college, his knowledge of the law and his integrity inspired me to pursue my law degree. Establishing this scholarship is my way of paying tribute to my father, while helping to ensure that financial circumstances do not prevent anyone with the desire to pursue a legal education from attending Hofstra Law School,” Mr. Ramos said.

Samuel Ramos is currently a Vice President & Associate General Counsel of Goldman Sachs where he advises several businesses, including the firm’s proprietary reinsurance businesses, longevity markets group and Lloyd’s syndicate. 

"Samuel Ramos is not only a successful business executive and attorney, but also a community leader.  This scholarship exemplifies his commitment to Hofstra Law, his love and admiration for his family and his pride in his profession," said Hofstra Law School Dean Nora V. Demleitner.

Mr. Ramos joined Goldman Sachs from the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP where he specialized in corporate finance transactions.  While at Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Ramos went on sabbatical to teach securities regulation and corporate finance courses at Hofstra Law School.  Prior to law school, he worked as an electrical engineer in the defense industry.

Mr. Ramos is also a director of Coro Leadership for NY, a training program focused on providing individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to play active civic leadership roles across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Along with a J.D. from Hofstra Law, Mr. Ramos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.

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