The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Government Service - Dec. 15th Deadline

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy is pleased to present the The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Government Service each year to a graduating Law School student whose goal is to pursue a career in government service, whether at the local, county, state, federal or international level. Mr. Rose was one of Pennsylvania’s most esteemed leaders in legal, political, and civic affairs at all levels and a longtime advisor to Governor Thornburgh. Mr. Rose, who passed away on July 20, 2012, was a partner at the law firm of Rose, Schmidt, Hasley and Disalle for two decades and later served as a director and executive committee member of the Cohen and Grigsby law firm from 1989 to 2009. Beyond his tireless service in the legal community, his political advice was immensely valued. He was a mentor and counselor to Governors Tom Corbett, Tom Ridge, and Dick Thornburgh, who was his classmate at Yale University and with whom he studied at the P itt School of Law.

Mr. Rose also served on the Pitt Board of Trustees for 26 years, where he contributed to the Executive, Audit, Budget, Compensation, Health Sciences, Institutional Advancement, and Nominating committees, and he served on the Boards of Visitors of the School of Law, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the Learning Research and Development Center. In addition to receiving the Trustee Medallion for his contributions on the Pitt board, Mr. Rose was awarded the University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Medallion of Distinction.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2018.
  • Has worked in the field of government interest while in law school and intends to continue in this career path whether at the local, county, state, federal or international level.
  • Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to government service.

Note: You do not have to reside in Pennsylvania following graduation to be eligible.

Apply through PittLawWorks and include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating post-graduation plans along with interest and commitment to government and legal assistance services. Your cover letter should be addressed to Governor Dick Thornburgh and Dean William Carter.
  • A current resume.

Deadline: December 15, 2017