New Jersey Women Lawyers Association awards scholarship to FDU alumna

Alumna and current Rutgers Law student Marissa Catalano, BA’21 (Flor), received a scholarship from the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. With over five hundred individuals present at the gala, Marissa was one of only three law students to be selected for this prestigious award. 

“NJWLA’s mission has always resonated with me – to promote women in the legal profession by supporting their career goals, leadership prospects, and judicial appointments.  I was eager to join NJWLA as soon as I started law school, and the connections I have made through this organization will last with me forever.  This scholarship exemplifies the dedication that members of NJWLA have to breaking down the barriers that women face in the legal field.  I am so grateful to have been awarded their 2022 Scholarship and am honored to uphold the values of NJWLA throughout my legal education and career.”

Marissa Catalano receives her scholarship on stage.

In order to qualify for consideration, each applicant must be a matriculating law school student who has completed at least twelve credits at the time of application; is carrying a minimum of six credits per term; and has been recommended by a professor, an instructor, an adjunct faculty member, a clinical instructor, a Dean, a Director of their law school or a lawyer or a judge with whom the applicant has worked as a clerk or intern during the past two years. In addition to these requirements, applicants are judged according to their commitment and dedication to their law school, dedication to the mission of NJWLA, and the practice of law as well as his/her essay.

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