Judge Hart Memorial Scholarship Presented to Two Hofstra Law Students

June 1, 2017

Rivkin Radler Partner, Michael Troisi, has presented the Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy to Sean Brucker and Andrew Weiss, 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 the Hofstra Law School.

About the Hart Scholars:

Sean Brucker of Rockville Centre, NY, will be joining the Public Defender’s Office in Lafayette, Louisiana, as part of the Gideon’s Promise program.  Sean has already passed the New York State Bar and is currently preparing to take the Louisiana Bar.  He was a New York State Pro Bono Scholar, spending his final semester of law school working for the Brooklyn Defender Services.  His honors include: Hofstra Law Review, Associate Editor, Volume 45; Staff Member, Volume 44; Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition, Region II, Champion.

Andrew Weiss, of Uniondale, NY will be joining the New York City Law Department (Tort Division). Andrew’s honors include:  Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Associate Editor, Vol. 34; Staff Member, Vol. 33; Legal Malpractice Law Review, Student Contributor; Best Overall Advocate, Best Cross Examination and Quarter Finalist in 2016 ABA/JMLS; National Criminal Justice Trial Competition; Finalist in 2015 Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association Intramural competition; Finalist in 2015 Peter Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition; Competitor in 2016 Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition;  Champion of 2015 1L Dispute Resolution Society Competition; Senior Member, Moot Court Board

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