We are very pleased to present the second annual recipient of the Daniel I. Abromovitz Memorial Scholarship, Nicole Hall.
Nicole is the only girl of six siblings, and the only person in her family to attend professional school. Nicole graduated high school in a small town called Belvidere, IL and received a division 2 basketball scholarship to Black Hawk College in Kewanee, IL. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as she had planned, and her schooling had to be put on hold after her first two years. She did, however, receive her Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies from South University, located in West Palm Beach, FL. From there, she was able to complete an internship and secure a job at the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office, located in Key West, FL. With the title of “Witness Interviewer I,” Nicole was tasked with completing the initial interviews with indigent clients, and prompt the investigators to gather evidence and witnesses to be used later, should the case go to trial. Also, the attorneys would often send evidence to Nicole’s office, such as surveillance video, recorded depositions, and interrogatories, and request that she personally review the material with her clients. It was actually the attorney’s that Nicole worked with who encouraged her to attend law school because they believed she was a natural, and would excel as an advocate.
In January 2017, Nicole will be in her 4th semester of law school. Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class, Nicole’s grades have kept her on the Dean’s list since her first semester at law school, which also allows her to take Honors courses as a member of the Summit Scholar Program. Nicole has been a Student Bar Association Class Delegate for two semesters, and was fortunate enough to participate in the ABA annual conference in San Francisco in July 2016. As a member of the National Lawyers Guild, Nicole expresses her pride as president of the Student Chapter at Arizona Summit Law School. Along with these leadership opportunities, Professor Ritland has also selected Nicole to be her teacher’s assistant for her Property I course in the fall of 2016, and for both Property I and II courses in the following spring. Professor Dowdell also selected Nicole to be a Writing Fellow in her final 2016 semester, and has asked her to continue that role in the Spring of 2017.
“Arizona Summit Law School has provided me with many excellent opportunities in such a short time, and I could not be more thankful for such a caring staff and faculty. Only because of all the great people I have met these past years, and all of the guidance and support I have received and will continue to receive, am I able to succeed as well as I am. Thank you.”
– Nicole Hall
We are proud to present Nicole as the 2016 recipient of the Daniel I. Abromovitz Memorial Scholarship. Here’s to a fulfilling and just future! Congratulations Nicole!