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Two Students Awarded 2014 Securities Law Program Scholarships for Excellence



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Daniel O'Connell (2D) and Dana Maykish (4E) have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Securities Law Program Scholarship for Excellence. The awards were presented on Oct.1 by Professor David Lipton, director of the Securities Law Program at the Columbus School of Law. 

The awards were based on criteria that included success in the classroom, as well as involvement in the many outside activities sponsored by the program. Each student will receive a scholarship award of $4,000.
“You are both leaders in the Securities Law Program. You have achieved a great deal already as students. Go out and do even more in the profession. You have the tools. Put them to good use.” Lipton said.
The ability to award scholarships of this amount to outstanding students is a relatively recent development for the Securities Law Program, and it reflects the generosity of numerous former program alumni who stepped up to help fund the effort to educate and support today’s students.
“Our donors, too, were once in the shoes of Dan and Dana,” Lipton commented. “It’s a great credit to them that they want to share their success today with those students who have come after them.”
O’Connell, whose mother is a 1983 alumna of CUA Law and now employed at the FCC, and whose father is a partner with a major national law firm Washington, was especially proud to be able to tell his parents that the family tradition of success in the law carries on.
"This award means a lot to me, and I am extremely thankful to all those who made it possible,” he said. “The Securities Law Program has afforded me many wonderful opportunities as I continue my legal education and look toward beginning my legal career, and I am very proud to be a part of it."
Maykish will graduate in May 2015 after completing four years in law school’s evening division. She is the mother of two children, one of whom, due to the lack of a babysitter, accompanied her to her LSAT class.
“As a part-time student and a full-time working mom, the securities program been a positive role model to my children,” said Maykish. “I am very grateful for this scholarship award. The support I’ve received from the Securities Law Program over my years here has made a tremendous difference in my career as a law student.”