For Immediate Release:  May 25, 2011
2011, 05, 25

Hofstra Law Celebrates Student Achievements at 2011 Graduation Awards Ceremony

Hofstra Law Celebrates Student Achievements at 2011 Graduation Awards Ceremony

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Kristen McMahon
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Hofstra Law
Phone: 516.463.4252

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School held its annual Graduates’ Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Administrators, faculty members, friends and families joined Hofstra Law graduates at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University to honor their outstanding achievements as law school students.

Later that evening, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman delivered the commencement address to 270 Hofstra Law graduates, all of whom received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University.

The following select 2011 graduation awards were presented before the Hofstra Law commencement:

The Benjamin Weintraub and Alan Resnick Bankruptcy Law Award — Laurel Harris

The Stephanie E. Kupferman Juvenile Justice Endowed Scholarship — Jamie Birk

The Judge Hubert L. Will Social Justice Award — Stephen Colianni, Preeti Dawane, Megan Lynch, Ben Raindorf and Noah Reiss

Leon Stern Award of the Criminal Courts Bar of Nassau County — Tracy Kinneary

Monroe H. Freedman Excellence in Criminal Justice Award — William Stoltz

The Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy — Sharon Klein, Patricia Lynch and Alexi Poulianos

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy — Michael Zisser

Pro Bono Service Award of Excellence — Vivienne Nguyen

The William Eric Goldberg Scholarship  Lauren Barth

Maurice A. Deane Award — Bryan Arbeit

For a full list of awardees, click here.

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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