17 Saints Earn Law School Scholarships

17 Saints Earn Law School Scholarships

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dr. Cutler poses with Summer Legal Fellows from the Class of 2016
Dr. Cutler poses with Summer Legal Fellows from the Class of 2016

Siena’s pre-law program has a history of graduating students who are prepared to excel in law school and enjoy a lifetime of success in the legal profession. The class of 2016 continues that tradition with 17 students receiving major scholarships to attend some of the top law schools in the country. 

"Our pre-law graduating scholarship recipients, 10 of whom were Summer Legal Fellows, represent a rich and diverse group of academically excellent students who have prepared effectively for their law school education and who will succeed as they go forward to their schools of choice in the fall,” Len Cutler, Ph.D., pre-law advisor and professor of political science at Siena said. “I am confident each will be a welcome addition to the legal profession upon completion of their law degree.”

Saints get a jump start on the competition with immersive, high-impact learning. The Summer Legal Fellows program offers the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of a law school professor while undertaking original legal research with second and third year law students. The 4/3 admission programs with Albany Law School, Pace University School of Law, and Western New England School of Law are an added bonus for qualified Siena students.

Saints also have access to a distinguished Jurist in Residence, a robust mentoring network of more than 150 alumni who are actively practicing law, first rate facilities including The Hon. James P. King Moot Court where members of the Mock Trial Team can hone their skills, and detailed advising to ensure the necessary requirements are met for Law School admittance.

Here’s a look at this year’s pre-law graduates (their Siena major) and where they will be attending law school in the fall:

Jake Antonaccio* (English), Seton Hall University
Anthony Bjelke* (Political Science), American University
Brianna Callahan (Political Science), Suffolk University
Meghan Crandall* (Sociology), Albany Law School
Adam Durham* (History), Boston College
Antonia Edwards* (Marketing), St. John’s University
Sarah Edwards (Political Science), University of North Carolina
Joseph Gonyea* (Finance), William and Mary
Steve Keegan (Psychology), Washington College of Law (American University)
Joseph Lansing (Political Science), Albany Law School
Matt Lorini* (History), Boston College
Molly Maguire (Political Science), Albany Law School
Dylan Porcello* (Political Science), Brooklyn Law School
Steve Spacarelli* (Political Science), Albany Law School
Danielle Speece* (Psychology), Brooklyn Law School
Alex Van Den Eyde* (History), Emory University
Meghan Vreeland (History), Rutgers University
*Summer Legal Fellows