Thanks to the generosity
of our alumni, the law school is able to designate alumni scholars each
year. This designation is based on demonstrated intellectual promise
and includes a scholarship award.
Homer M.T. Bass Memorial Fellowship in Public Interest.
in 1992 by Sam Freeman (`41) in honor of the late son of his law
partner, Samuel Bass, this fellowship provides financial assistance to
a law student engaged in public service activities, especially pro bono
work in the law school`s clinics.
Judge Francis J. Bloustein Scholarship.
in 1971 with a gift in honor of Judge Francis J. Bloustein, the brother
of the university`s former president, this fund provides aid to law
students with demonstrated financial need.
Raymond A. Brown Scholarship Fund.
by the family and friends of Raymond A. Brown, in honor of his 80th
birthday in 1995, to provide support to law students interested in the
fields of criminal and/or constitutional law. Awards will be made to
full-time students based on merit and need.
Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Award.
Bunche fellowships provide a $13,000 stipend plus tuition remission for
as many as two years to exceptional, new, full-time students with
backgrounds of substantial educational or cultural disadvantage.
Established in 1979, this fellowship is named after Ralph Johnson
Bunche, the African-American statesman, Nobel Peace Laureate, and 1949
recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from Rutgers.
Honorable Clarence E. Case Scholarship Fund.
by friends and colleagues of Clarence E. Case, this fund awards
scholarships and designates Clarence E. Case Scholars at the law school
as a memorial to the former chief justice of the Court of Errors and
Appeals in New Jersey. Justice Case also was an associate justice of
the New Jersey Supreme Court and an outstanding leader on the bench and
at the bar.
Dean`s Merit Scholarship.
admitted student is considered for a Dean`s Merit Scholarship. These
awards are offered to students with a history of achievement and
academic excellence who show great promise for the study of law. Grants
range from $3,000 to full tuition and may last for your entire career
at the law school.
Judge John Dios Scholarship.
in 1991 to commemorate Judge Dios (the first Hispanic to be ap- pointed
to the Newark court in 1974) upon his retirement from the New Jersey
Superior Court. The scholarship provides support for participants in
the Minority Student Program who demonstrate academic potential and
Herbert M. and Maxine Ellend Scholarship Fund.
in 1972 by Maxine Ellend, in memory of her husband, Herbert M. Ellend,
a 1927 graduate of the law school. Awards are based on need.
Julius Feinberg Scholarship.
in 1985 by friends and colleagues of Judge Julius A. Feinberg, Class of
1937, honoring him on his years of service to the New Jersey Superior
Court. Awarded annually on the basis of financial need and a record of
outstanding personal and academic achievement.
Samuel S. Ferster Scholarship.
in 1967 by friends and colleagues of the late Judge Ferster of the
Workers` Compensation Court, who had been an outstanding
humanitarian and leading member of the New Jersey Bar.
Harold David Feuerstein Scholarship.
in 1977 by Mrs. Ruth Youngblood in memory of her father, who was a
leader of the New Jersey Bar and a 1932 graduate of the Mercer Beasley
Law School, a predecessor of the School of Law-Newark. Awarded annually
to students with high academic achievement and financial need.
Samuel Foosaner Scholarship Fund.
by a bequest of an alumnus, Samuel J. Foosaner, this scholarship
provides support for Newark law school students with demonstrated
former law clerks of the Honorable Phillip Forman, a judge of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, endowed a scholarship in
honor of his 70th birthday, to provide support for a student designated
the Forman Scholar.
Graduate Law School Fellowships.
law school awards two Graduate Law School Fellowships annually. These
fellowships may provide complete tuition remission, depending on
available funding. The principal criteria for the award are academic
merit and full-time student status.
David Haber Scholarship.
assistance for a student with demonstrated interest in the preservation
of the environment. The recipient must be considered to have the
potential to be a promising attorney and leader in the field of
Myron S. Harkavy Scholarship.
by the friends and relatives of the late Myron S. Harkavy, to be
awarded to a law student who plans to specialize as a trial attorney
and who is to be designated the Myron S. Harkavy Scholar.
George S. Harris Scholarship.
by the law alumni as a memorial to Dean Harris, who served as dean of
the law school and its predecessor institutions for many years. This
endowed scholarship provides for the annual designation of a George S.
William D. Hietanen and Robert Airgood Memorial Scholarship.
by the evening class of 1984 in memory of their classmates William D.
Hietanen and Robert Airgood, this scholarship assists an outstanding
student in the evening program who is interested in practicing business
law. It is awarded annually to a student who has completed the second
year and is entering the third year of study. Outstanding academic
work, especially in the basic courses of Contracts, Torts, Property,
and Civil Procedure, and the intent to specialize in advanced business
law are required. Financial need is the deciding criterion if
candidates for the award are otherwise equally qualified.
Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Scholarship.
ICLE Merit Scholarship Program provides a $10,000 scholarship that
remains in effect for the duration of the student`s law school career
(or $7,500 per year to part-time students). ICLE Scholars must live in
New Jersey and have a demonstrated record of high academic achievement
and good moral character.
Pearle F. and Seymour B. Jacobs Scholarship.
and Andrew Jacobs established this fund in 1980 in memory of their
parents. Colleagues and friends of Seymour Jacobs, who was a graduate
of Newark law school and who practiced as a trial lawyer in Newark for
more than 40 years, also contribute to the fund. Awarded annually, the
scholarship is intended for students in the evening program who work
while attending law school, are interested in a career in litigation
and trial advocacy, and show evidence of financial need. This is the
first scholarship designated specifically for evening students.
Sidney S. Kantrowitz Scholarship.
in 1965 in memory of Mr. Kantrowitz, who, for many years, was an active
member and officer of the Rutgers Alumni Association.
George A. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship.
by the estate of Sallie R. Kaplan to provide scholarship support to a
law student. It is awarded to a first-year, full-time student based on
academic merit (must have graduated in the top 10 percent of his/her
class) and need; eligible recipients must have submitted a FAFSA form
by required due date; recipients will be called George A. Kaplan
Leo Kaplowitz Criminal Law Scholarship.
to students who have an interest in criminal law, who excel
academically in criminal law courses, and who demonstrate financial
Kinoy-Stavis Public Interest Fellowship.
to encourage students who wish to use their legal skills for the
protection of constitutional liberties, and to nurture the development
of students with outstanding academic ability who wish to pursue a
career in public interest. Named to honor Professors Emeriti Arthur
Kinoy and Morton Stavis, who were cofounders of the Center for
Constitutional Rights in New York City and who are recognized as two of
the preeminent human rights lawyers of the 20th century.
Samuel A. Larner Scholarship.
in 1989 by the firm of Budd Larner Gross Picillo Rosenbaum Greenberg
& Sade to honor Judge Samuel A. Larner on his 80th birthday.
Awarded annually to a student based on academic achievement and
demonstrated financial need.
Aaron Lasser and Honorable Lawrence L. Lasser Scholarship.
in 1970 by Aaron Lasser`s family and close friends in his memory. He
was a professor, Alumni Association president, and leading member of
the New Jersey Bar. It was renamed in 1997 to include his son Lawrence,
who was the first Presiding Judge of the Tax Court of New Jersey and
the first chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax
Lawyers-Clinton Title Company.
Lawyers-Clinton Title Company has provided the endowment for an annual
scholarship for a Rutgers-Newark law school student.
James J. Lembo Scholarship Fund.
in memory of James J. Lembo, a deceased first-year law student, by his
family, friends, and staff of the Union County Prosecutor`s Office
to aid deserving law students.
Philip J. Levin Scholarship.
by a grant from Janice H. Levin, in memory of her husband, an alumnus
of the Class of 1929, who was a leading builder and financier. Awarded
annually to students based upon academic potential and demonstrated
potential capacity for public service through law.
Nicholas Martini Newark Law Research Fellowship.
in 1994 by a bequest of Nicholas Martini, a 1926 graduate of the law
school, to provide a stipend to a second- or third-year academically
promising student who will serve as a research assistant to a faculty
Merck Patent Law Fellowship.
in 1990 to assist law students who have a chemistry, biochemistry,
microbiology, or biotechnology background and intend to enter the
patent law field. The fellowship provides a $5,000 scholarship for a
first-year, full-time law student.
Norman and Renate Mesnikoff Scholarship.
to support students, to be called Mesnikoff Scholars, who are
interested in pursuing careers in commercial and/or bankruptcy law.
Preference will be given to disabled students; awards will be based on
academic merit and financial need.
Leona and Harold Meyerson Scholarship.
through the estate of the Meyersons, awards are made to full-time
students, to be called Meyerson Scholars, based on merit.
Carol and Paul Miller Scholarship.
(´62) and Carol Miller have created this full-tuition, three-year
scholarship in gratitude for the scholarships that made his education
possible. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with
significant financial need and strong academic potential. Miller was
born to a poor family, and was the first in his family to attend
college. He was able to attend Rutgers law school only because he
received a full scholarship. Miller rose to the top of his profession
as executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer Inc. He was
among the key leaders responsible for the growth and success of Pfizer,
and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. He
also is extremely active in community and legal affairs, and has been a
board member or head of many national and international organizations.
Justice Morris Pashman Scholarship.
Pashman Scholarship supports students, preferably in the Minority
Student Program, who demonstrate exceptional talent and financial need.
The scholarship, established in 1999 by his family, friends, and
colleagues, celebrates the memory of Justice Morris Pashman (´35), who
served on the New Jersey Supreme Court for 10 years. It provides full
tuition and fees for the recipient`s law school career. Recipients are
known as Pashman Scholars. They serve as reminders of the high
standards of scholarship, dedication, and professionalism that Morris
Pashman brought to his 28-year career in the judiciary. A selection
committee of law school senior staff and Pashman relatives and former
clerks advise the dean on the selection of Pashman Scholars.
George L. Pellettieri Scholarship.
in 1979, to be awarded to students from working-class families or who
have an affiliation with a labor union.
William S. Powers Research Fellowship Fund.
by a gift from the law firm of Rothgerber Appel Powers and Johnson to
honor William S. Powers, a 1937 graduate of the law school, on his 80th
birthday. Awarded to one or more deserving full-time law students who
are interested in opportunities to conduct research and writing
with law faculty members.
Mary and Jesse Ridley Scholarship Fund.
in 1992 by Jesse Ridley in honor of his late wife, Mary. An electrician
by trade, Mr. Ridley had been president of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1158 for more than 35 years.
The income from the fund provides assistance to promising students
on the basis of need.
Samuel Rubin Law Scholarship Fund.
in 1958 as an endowed scholarship fund for law students through the
generosity of Mr. Samuel Rubin, a friend of the school.
Edward H. Saltzman Fellowship Fund.
fund established in honor of Edward H. Saltzman by his son, Michael I.
Saltzman, and his family to support a student who will serve as a
research assistant to a member of the faculty who teaches in one or
more of the fields of criminal law, evidence, and trial practice. The
student`s financial need; scholastic achievement; and evidence of
personal responsibility, high moral character, and integrity are
considered in awarding the fellowship.
Jacob (Jack) Schwartz Fellowship Fund.
by friends and family of the late Jacob Schwartz to honor his memory by
supporting research in the fields of utility regulation and
administrative law. Students are assigned to work with a faculty member
who has submitted a suitable research proposal.
Austin Scott Scholarship.
from the estate of Martin S. Steelman, an alumnus of Rutgers College,
provides a scholarship for a student at the law school and at Rutgers
College, in memory of Austin Scott, a former head of the Rutgers
College Department of Economics and a distinguished scholar.
Charles Silverman Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Established with a bequest from Charles Silverman to support law students in need of tuition assistance.
Marie Slocum Scholarship.
in honor of the late wife of Professor Alfred A. Slocum and awarded to
a first-year student admitted through the Minority Student Program.
Based upon academic achievement, financial need, and involvement with
public interest/ community concerns.
Ann Jennifer Smaldone Memorial Fund.
to support research in the field of legal rights of the handicapped
and/or financial assistance to handicapped students attending the law
school who have demonstrated need. Recipients will be called Smaldone
Honorable William F. Smith Scholarship.
in memory of Judge Smith in 1969, upon the first anniversary of his
death, by his many friends. He was an alumnus, a law professor at the
school, a federal district court judge, and a distinguished member of
the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
David S. Solomon Scholarship Fund.
fund created in 1996 by friends of David S. Solomon, a 1968 graduate of
the law school. It is intended to support law students, who will be
known as Solomon Scholars, with demonstrated financial need and an
interest in pursuing a career in labor and employment law.
Jack Solomon Memorial Scholarship.
in 1986 by a gift from Norma Solomon in memory of her husband, Jack
Solomon, Class of 1941, who was a practicing attorney in Newark for 40
years. Awarded annually to a student with an established record of
academic excellence, outstanding professional promise, and
demonstrated financial need.
M. Marvin Soperstein Scholarship Fund.
in 1984 by the friends and relatives of the late Judge M. Marvin
Soperstein, Class of 1950. Income from this endowed fund provides
assistance to students on the basis of need.
Donald R. Sorkow Scholarship Fund.
in 1985 by his friends, family, and classmates, this endowed
scholarship fund in memory of the late Donald R. Sorkow, Class of 1954,
provides assistance to students on the basis of need.
Special Minority Students Scholarship Fund.
Established in 1977 for students in the Minority Student Program who demonstrate financial need.
Charles J. Stamler Scholarship.
in 1979, this scholarship is awarded to a senior law student in good
academic standing who displays a humane sense of responsibility as
evidenced by his or her scholarship or extracurricular activities.
Inez M. Stanziale Scholarship.
through a bequest in the will of Inez M. Stanziale, an alumna of the
Class of 1948. It is awarded to first-year or returning students, based
on academic merit and financial need.
Barbara A. Stempler Scholarship.
in 2001 by her son, Richard, this endowed scholarship provides
assistance to students enrolled at the School of Law-Newark. Awards are
based on academic merit and demonstrated ability to overcome life
Nancy B. Stiles Scholarship.
in memory of Nancy B. Stiles, an alumna of the Class of 1982, by her
family and friends. Awarded to female students at the law school who
plan to enter the field of environmental law; selection criteria
include academic merit and financial need.
Deborah Mallay Stoffer Memorial Scholarship. Established
in 1960 by a bequest from David Stoffer, late member of the faculty of
law, in memory of his daughter. The scholarship is awarded to a
qualified student on the basis of need.
Nathaniel Sunshine Scholar.
student is designated every year as the recipient of the income from a
fund donated by the friends of the late Mr. Sunshine, a graduate of the
school, in his memory.
Judge Herbert H. Tate, Sr., Scholarship.
in 1989 by friends of Judge Tate to honor his achievements and memory
as a distinguished graduate of the Class of 1935. He was the first
African-American diplomat in Asia and the first African American to
serve as assistant minority leader in the New Jersey Assembly. The
award is provided to a student in the Minority Student Program based on
outstanding achievement and financial need.
Saul Tischler Memorial Scholarship.
to honor and perpetuate the memory of Saul Tischler, Standing Master of
the New Jersey Supreme Court, an alumnus, and former member of the
faculty of the law school. Awarded annually to one second- and
third-year day and evening student in each class, this honor is based
solely on the recipient`s outstanding academic performance. Each
student is designated a Saul Tischler Scholar in honor of the Standing
Master`s outstanding contributions to legal scholarship in New Jersey.
Union Scholarship Fund.
by the Union Foundation in 1995 to support students from Union County,
New Jersey, who are admitted to the Minority Student Program.
Recipients will be known as Union Scholars.
Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr., Fund.
to honor Judge Waugh and to support scholarly research. It affords the
opportunity for a student to be appointed the Waugh Fellow and to serve
as a research assistant to the Waugh Scholar.
Marsha Wenk Memorial Fund.
in 1996 by family and friends in honor and memory of Marsha Wenk, a
1987 graduate of the law school and recipient of the Alumni
Association`s 1995 Fannie Bear Besser Award in Public Service. It is
intended to support students who are interested in a career in public
interest and in performing public interest work during law school.
Saul A. Wittes Scholarship Fund.
with a bequest from Saul A. Wittes, a graduate of the Class of
1925, to provide support to students to be called Wittes Scholars.