Law student receives scholarship

AKRON — Andrew S. G. Katz of Hubbard, who is beginning his second year of law at the University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center, received the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the study of criminal law for the spring of 2017.

Katz attended Hubbard schools until eighth grade in 2002; Hill School Country Day in Middleburg, Va., and graduated from St. George’s in Newport, R.I., in 2006 and in 2010 from Colby College. He is a legacy student at the University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center, where his mother, former Salem resident Susan Stanton Katz of Hubbard, graduated in 1977. His father, William G. Katz of Hubbard, is a retired vascular surgeon.

CALI was incorporated in 1982 and welcomes membership from law schools, paralegal programs, law firms and individuals wishing to learn more about the law.

According to the center’s website, “The CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® program recognizes excellence achievement by law students in their studies. The award is given to the student with the highest grade in the class as determined by the instructor or registrar.

Awardees receive a printed certificate and a permanent URL Virtual Award that they can link to from their online resumes or biographies.

The decision to award the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards is always made by the faculty at the law school. The information is usually given to the registrar or associate dean who provides the information to CALI to produce the award.

Andrew Katz said he chose to attend the University of Akron, “because my father’s health is failing and I wanted and needed to be closer to home than I had been. I was a legacy student and I knew my mother enjoyed a happy and successful career in Houston and Youngstown and felt she was well prepared at the University of Akron School of Law.”

CALI is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutions and individuals using technology learning in legal education.

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