The scholarship will be awarded annually to the third-year student serving as the editor-in-chief at the University of Miami Law Review and the third-year student serving as the editor-in-chief at the Business Law Review.
To be known as Sidley Scholars, the scholarship aims to support students in their law school education by providing the necessary resources to meet their professional goals. The scholarship will strengthen students’ unique voices and continue the advancement of top legal talent at the start of their young careers. Sidley bolsters its commitment to nurturing a dynamic workforce by investing in education and student leaders.
“This is a full circle moment for me – I received my B.A. and J.D. from the University of Miami and served on both law reviews. This is a part of Sidley’s commitment to supporting the future generations of legal leaders and to celebrating our new office,” said Management Committee Chair Yvette Ostolaza. “We will continue to win the talent war by attracting the best talent as a result of our inclusive culture, elite client service, and our dedication to being ‘Built to Win.’”
The announcement comes on the heels of Sidley’s anniversary of the opening of Sidley’s office in South Florida. The Miami office has over 40 lawyers and boasts 17 graduates from the University of Miami School of Law, with an additional 10 lawyers who graduated from the University of Miami with undergraduate degrees.
“The creation of this scholarship is a reflection of our values, as well as a pledge to the Miami community that has so graciously welcomed us in Florida,” said co-managing partner of Sidley’s new Miami Office, Beatriz Azcuy. “My time at the University of Miami and serving on the law review created the strong foundation on which I built my career. I’m excited for the future students who will benefit from this gift.”
“We appreciate this generous gift from our friends at Sidley Austin,” said David Yellen, dean and M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law. “The editors of our journals work very hard, and their work reflects extremely well on the law school. This financial support and recognition are wonderful.”