Judge Hart Scholarship Presented to Three Hofstra Law Students

June 16, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage

UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler Managing Partner, William M. Savino, has presented the Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy to Constantine Coritsidis, Catherine Fiorentino and Michael Park, all recent graduates of Hofstra University’s School of Law.

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:

Constantine Coritsidis of Bayside, New York, was a member of Hofstra’s Moot Court Board competition, where he won First Place; a Moot Court Board Senior Staff Member; a member of American Association for Justice Trial Competition; a member of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Team; and a member of the National Trial Competition.  He is also the recipient of the Kessler Advocate Scholarship towards the E. David Woycik, Jr. Intensive Trial Techniques Program; Hellenic Lawyer’s Association Scholarship; and the Deborah Sloyer Memorial Scholarship for Excellency in Trial Advocacy.

Catherine Fiorentino of Brooklyn, New York was the Communications Editor of Hofstra’s Family Court Review; a member of Phi Alpha Delta’s National Mock Trial Competition; a member of the American Association for Justice National Trial Advocacy Team; a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition Team; and a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  She was the President of the American Association for Justice; and the Coordinator of Hofstra’s Intramural Trial Competition.  Fiorentino was a member of the Sorrento, Italy Study Abroad Program.

Michael Park of Hempstead, New York was a member of Hofstra’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy; and a member of the Witness and Student Volunteer AAJ Trial Team Competition.

Rivkin Radler LLP is a national law firm with offices on Long Island, in New York City and New Jersey.  It ranks among the top Law Firms in New York State.  For more information on the firm, visit www.rivkinradler.com.

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