AURELIA MARINA POHRIB AWARDED THE NEW YORK BAR
FOUNDATION’SJUDGE BERNARD S. MEYER SCHOLARSHIP
Albany Law School student Aurelia Marina Pohrib of Sunnyside, Queens,
is the winner of the 2011 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship.
The award, funded by Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein and
administered by The New York Bar Foundation, is presented annually to a
student who exhibits excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills.
The $5,000 scholarship will be applied to Pohrib’s law school
tuition for the 2011-2012 year.
“We are very pleased that the Judge Meyer Scholarship has been
awarded to Ms. Pohrib,” said Lois Carter Schlissel, Meyer
Suozzi’s managing attorney. “This essay contest allows the
firm to encourage excellence in legal writing and advocacy among future
members of our profession while honoring Judge Meyer for his outstanding
work and dedication to the law.”
Pohrib was recognized for her paper, “The Market for Egg
Donation: Its Economic Inequalities and Lack of Regulation.” She
analyzed the market for egg donation within the United States with
respect to our country’s constitutional right of procreative
liberty. The essay may be viewed at www.tnybf.org.
Foundation President M. Catherine Richardson said, “We are
pleased to award the Judge Meyer Scholarship to a student of such
distinction. Ms. Pohrib’s essay discusses a hotly-debated subject
involving individual privacy and freedoms, advanced medical technology,
legal and ethical issues, and a multi-million dollar industry. Her paper
exemplifies the excellent legal writing and advocacy skills that we seek
in law students planning to become members of the legal
A 2009 graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Pohrib is a
student ambassador at Albany Law and a member of the Albany Law Journal
of Science of Technology. She is currently working as a summer research
assistant at Albany Law School and a volunteer legal intern at United
Judge Meyer was an associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals
from 1979-1986 and practiced with Meyer Suozzi from 1987 until his death
in 2005. He served as special deputy attorney general of New York in
charge of the Special Attica Investigation and was a member of the
Governor’s Commission on Integrity in Government.
Founded in 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to aiding
charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the
public and the legal profession. For more information about the
Foundation, go to www.tnybf.org or
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