Graduation Awards

Hofstra Law Review Alumni Writing Award
Awarded to the student with the best Law Review note. Established by Katherine Dieterich, Class of 2005, and friends of the Law School.

Gina Maria Escarce Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student who has contributed to his/her learning and understanding of difficult concepts through questions in class and participation. Established in memory of Gina Maria Escarce, a law student, by the Law School, her family and friends.

Monroe Freedman Excellence in Criminal Justice Award
Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated academic and perceived excellence in understanding ethics in the criminal justice system. Established by The Hirshhorn Foundation in honor of Professor Monroe H. Freedman.

William Eric Goldberg Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student who has provided significant support and leadership in improving the quality of life and educational experience for others. Established in memory of William Eric Goldberg, Class of 1999, by his friends and family.

Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Awarded to graduating students who have demonstrated excellence in trial advocacy. Established by the law firm of Rivkin Radler LLP in honor of Edward Hart, a distinguished judge, accomplished trial lawyer and former partner at Rivkin Radler.

Marvin Gutter '76 Graduate Award in Tax Law
Awarded to a graduating law student who has excelled in classes related to Tax Law and plans to pursue a career in the field. Established by members of the class of '76 in memory of Marvin Gutter '76.

Herman Hillman Real Estate Award
Awarded to a graduating student who shows evidence of exceptional work in the area of housing or real estate. Established in memory of Professor Herman Hillman by his wife, Edith Hillman.

Stephanie E. Kupferman Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student who has exhibited a commitment to protecting the rights of children and the pursuit of juvenile justice. Established by Judge Theodore R. Kupferman, in honor of his daughter, Stephanie E. Kupferman, Class of 1990.

Deborah Sloyer Memorial Scholarship in Trial Advocacy
Awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates excellence in trial and appellate advocacy courses. Established in memory of Deborah Sloyer, Class of l979, by her parents, Shirlee and Seymour Sloyer.

Leon Stern Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County's Award
Awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates an interest in criminal law and trial advocacy, shows an involvement in community-based legal and/or civic activities, and has financial need. Established by the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County, in memory of Leon Stern, who served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County as well as President of the Criminal Courts Bar Association.

Benjamin Weintraub and Alan N. Resnick Bankruptcy Law Award
Awarded to the graduating student who is most likely to make a significant contribution to the field of bankruptcy law. Established by the family of Benjamin Weintraub.


Students interested in learning more about these scholarships should visit the Office of Financial Aid.