UM adjuncts raise scholarship funds

first_img UM adjuncts raise scholarship funds UM adjuncts raise scholarship funds August 15, 2012 Regular Newscenter_img Adjunct professors of the University of Miami School of Law have together contributed over $80,000 to the Adjunct Faculty Scholarship Fund.Since its inception in the fall of 2011, three $5,000 need-based scholarships have been awarded to litigation skills students, and 20 $2,500 scholarships to third-year students to defray the costs of bar exam preparation courses.“We’ve had a wonderful response,” said Douglas K. Bischoff, associate dean for adjunct faculty. “The amounts donated and the large number of adjuncts who supported this scholarship fund reaffirms the absolute commitment that the adjunct faculty has to the law school and our students.”Forty-six adjuncts contributed part of or their entire honorarium in support of the scholarship.“We are very pleased at the support of the litigation skills faculty in assisting the program’s recognition of outstanding student performance,” said Professor Laurence M. Rose, director of the Litigation Skills Program. “Their monetary generosity complements their valuable time commitment, but recognizes those who have ‘gone the extra mile’ to ensure that our most successful students are acknowledged in a way which helps them to choose a career path in litigation.”Three more $5,000 awards are reserved for the fall 2012 semester and future funds received in 2012-13 will be used for the 2013 (spring and fall) awards.last_img