Judge Hart Memorial Scholarship Presented to Two Hofstra Law Students

May 17, 2015 | Appeals

Rivkin Radler Partner, Michael Troisi, has presented the Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy to Andres Sanchez and Aaron Spurlock, recent graduates of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

The Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy was created in honor of Edward Hart, a distinguished judge and accomplished trial lawyer, who was a partner at Rivkin Radler before being elected to the bench of the New York State Supreme Court and later appointed by the Governor to a Judgeship in the Appellate Division in Brooklyn.  When Judge Hart passed away in 1996, Rivkin Radler created a scholarship in his name for Hofstra Law Students.  Each year, the firm provides the $2,500.00 scholarship to a student or students who are selected by Hofstra Law School.

About the Hart Scholars:

Andres Sanchez of New York, NY, will be joining the Queen’s District Attorney’s office.  Mr. Sanchez has received a number of honors, including 2015 Recipient of Clinical Prosecution Practicum Award; 2014-15 Outstanding 3L, Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association; 2015 Best Opening Statement, National Trial Competition Team; 2015 ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Competition Team; 2014 Best Advocate, St. John’s National Civil Rights Trial Advocacy Competition; 2014 St. John’s National Civil Rights Trial Advocacy Competition, Quarter-Finalist Team; American Association for Justice 2014 Trial Advocacy Team; 2014 Charles H. Revson Public Interest Fellow; Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association, 2013-14; and Hofstra Dispute Resolution Tournament, Semi-finalist 2013.  He was the Co-President (2013-14) of the Latino Law Student Association; Community Action Chair for Metro LALSA, 2013-14; and Hofstra Representative at the 2012 NLLSA Conference at UCLA

Aaron Spurlock of Uniondale, NY, will be joining the Queen’s District Attorney’s office.  Mr. Spurlock received a number of honors including being named Most Outstanding 1L, Most Outstanding 2L and Most Outstanding 3L; regional Champion of the Northeast Region TYLA National Competition, Spring 2015; finalist at the 11th Annual Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition, Spring 2014; awarded Best Summation; finalist at the NY Regional Competition for TYLA National Competition, Fall 2014; award for Best Cross Examination; semi-finalist at the Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Fall 2013; awarded Best Overall Advocate Quarter-finalist at the Capitol City Challenge, Spring 2013; and finalist at the Hofstra Intramural Mock Trial Competition, Fall 2012.  He was also a member of the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association.

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