Kline students Matthew Mecoli, Brittany Stepp and Caixia Su received scholarships and awards from professional organizations in June.
Mecoli, a rising 3L, received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2017 David M. Rosenblum Student Leader Award on June 14.
The award, which honors the memory of the late Mazzoni Center Legal Director David Rosenblum, is given to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to the LGBT community.
Mecoli was recently appointed co-chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the ABA's Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice.
Stepp was awarded the Richard F. Furia Scholarship by the Justinian Society on June 12.
The scholarship was awarded based on Stepp’s essay concerning the ways an attorney should fight stereotyping and defamation of Italian-Americans and people ofother races, religions and cultures.
The scholarship is awarded each year on behalf of Furia, a former chancellor of the Justinian Society who co-founded the Justinian Foundation.
Su, a rising 2L, received the 2017 Judge Sandra Mazer Moss Scholarship from the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation on June 8.
A native of Wuhan, China who earned a doctoral-level law degree, Su has taught criminal law there. She is pursuing a Global Access JD that will enable her to sit for the bar exam and practice law in the U.S.
The scholarship will support her as she spends the summer working in the Civil Division of the New Jersey Attorney General‘s Office.
The foundation provides the annual scholarship to a single parent law student of any religion or creed at a Philadelphia area law school who strives for personal achievement, success and excellence in the law.