Ross receives first Nesbitt scholarship to attend UM Law

first_imgRoss receives first Nesbitt scholarship to attend UM Law Ross receives first Nesbitt scholarship to attend UM Law June 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Ellen A. Ross of Miami has been awarded the first Lenore C. Nesbitt Scholarship to attend the University of Miami School of Law.Ross, a third-year student at UM Law, was named at a reception on May 15 at the home of Lenore C. Nesbitt, the late federal judge who graduated first in her class in 1957 and was the only female law student at the UM School of Law.Also recognized at the reception were Thomas D. Wood, chair of the Nesbitt Scholarship Committee and University of Miami trustee, and the Coral Gables-based law firm Hanzman & Criden, which donated $100,000 for the scholarship.“The first Nesbitt scholar was selected because she is an excellent student who embodies the qualities that Judge Nesbitt stood for, including a commitment to public service,” said Dennis Lynch, dean of the UM School of Law. “The generosity of family, friends, colleagues, alumni, and our community have ensured that Judge Nesbitt’s spirit lives on.”Ross, who did her undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, has interned for the District Judges Office in the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, where she researched and developed a profile of divorces filed in Travis County for aid in implementing a program within the county court system to help create a less adversarial environment for the children of divorcing parents. She also interned for Justice Harry Lee Anstead of the Florida Supreme Court.Following law school, she will serve as a law clerk for Judge Peter Fay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which she believes will enable her to serve the public.last_img

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