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July 1, 2008
COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL STUDENT RECEIVES KELLEY DRYE & WARRENSCHOLARSHIP FROM THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
John B. Quigley, a student at Columbia Law School, has been chosen as the recipient of the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship administered by The New York Bar Foundation. The $10,000 award is available to second-year students attending Columbia Law School who have at least a B average and intend to practice law in the State of New Yorkupon graduation. The recipient of the scholarship is selected by Columbia Law School. This is the third consecutive year that the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship has been awarded to a student at Columbia Law School.
John R. Horan, president of The Foundation said, "We are pleased to award the 2008 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship to John B. Quigley. Mr. Quigley's academic achievements and work experience in academia made him an excellent candidate for this award. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Quigley to the legal profession after his graduation from Columbia Law School."
A native of Jackson Heights (Queens), NY and a graduate of Regis High School (Manhattan ), Quigley is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Amherst College (Massachusetts) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. During his first year at Columbia, he achieved leadership positions in areas of international and public interest law. As the Career Symposium chair of the Columbia Society of International Law, he helped organize an annual event that brought 30 lawyers together to present on potential careers in international law. He was training coordinator for the Unemployment Action Centerwhere he represented unemployed workers seeking benefits. This summer, he is working as an intern in the organized crime division of the United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York.
While at Amherst, Quigley was a co-founder of a student service organization called Students Engaged in Active Service, was a tutor in the A Better Chance House and was actively involved with WAMH 89.3FM. Additionally, he served on the Student Housing Advisory Committee where he organized the on-campus housing selection process, was a Senior Admission Fellow in the Office of Admission for three years and also served on the selection committee for undergraduate admission.
The Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship will be applied to Quigley's tuition during his second year of law school. His long-term career plans are focused on litigation.
James J. Kirk, managing partner at Kelley Drye stated, "We are proud to recognize Mr. Quigley as the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholar for academic year 2008-09 at Columbia Law School. He has earned this award through his scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated commitment to the law, and outstanding performance in his extracurricular activities."
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an international, multidisciplinary law firm of nearly 400 lawyers and other professionals who are resident in seven offices in the U.S. and one affiliate office in India. The firm traces its roots to 1836 and provides legal expertise in more than 30 areas of law. The Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship is one example of how The New York Bar Foundation is serving the charitable and educational needs of New York's legal profession, the justice system and the community.
For more information about The New York Bar Foundation, visit its Web site at www.tnybf.org or contact Rosanne Van Heertum, director of development, The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk Street , Albany , NY 12207.