Law Alumni Association: Scholarship Program
The University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association (UPLAA) Board provides three tuition scholarships annually to deserving law students in their third year of study. The competition for these scholarships is remarkable. The members of the UPLAA Board are pleased to profile the following winners for 2013.
Zachary Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Juniata College with a BA in Politics. In addition to a juris doctor, he is pursuing the Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate at Pitt Law. Mr. Gordon is very active in several of Pitt Law’s student organizations. He is the Alumni Chair for the Law Review, the 2L Class Representative of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Moot Court Board, and on the executive board of the Christian Legal Society. As a member of the SBA, he helped to organize the first ever Pitt Law Bake-Off, where students, faculty, and staff competed for honor of best dessert. He is particularly proud of this endeavor because it created an opportunity to bolster the Pitt Law community and raise money for the Student Bar Association at the same time. Upon graduation, Mr. Gordon plans to pursue a career in family law, estates and trusts, and contracts.
Kevin Leary completed a double major in Psychology and History from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. He is working towards a juris doctor at Pitt Law while simultaneously completing a master’s degree in public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy. During Mr. Leary’s time at Pitt Law, he has had the opportunity to work as an intern within the government of Kosovo, participate in the regional Jessop Moot Court Competition, and attend an international development conference in Dubai. He is also an active member of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF), volunteers as a Pitt Law Ambassador, and is a member of the Journal of Technology, Law and Policy. Mr. Leary is particularly interested in immigration and national security law.
Stephen Zumbrun completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of Wooster. After undergraduate studies, he took a position with the City of Pittsburgh, Office of the Mayor as the Deputy Youth Policy Manager and later as Acting Youth Policy Manager, where he worked with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and local non-profits to increase high school graduation rates in the City and County. Mr. Zumbrun is an active member of the Pitt Law community. He has been a member of the Student Bar Association, involved with the Innovation Practice Institute, an assistant editor for JURIST, represented Pitt Law at the National Environmental Moot Court Competition, and currently serves as the Co-President of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF). He is grateful to have been placed for a semester at Neighborhood Legal Services Association through the Legal Services Practicum, which was a rewarding experience. After law school, Mr. Zumbrun is interested in pursuing environmental law, land use, and municipal law and would like to pursue working in a public interest capacity focusing on urban redevelopment, community development, and environmental quality issues. :