Albany Law School student
Robert F. Manfredo '08, of New Hartford, has been chosen as the 2007 recipient of the Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship administered by The New York Bar Foundation.
This is the third consecutive year for a student from Albany Law School to receive the Judge Meyer Scholarship. Previous recipients include
Jessica C. Satriano ‘06 and
Kathryn E. Basal '07.
John R. Horan, president of The Foundation said, "We are pleased to award the Judge Meyer Scholarship to an Albany Law School student for the third consecutive year. Mr. Manfredo's essay discusses an issue with significant relevance to New York State and to the legal community at large. His paper exemplifies the excellent legal writing and advocacy skills that we seek in law students planning to become members of the legal profession."
Manfredo was recognized for the $5,000 legal scholarship for a paper he wrote, "Public Use & Public Benefit: The Battle for Upstate New York." The paper discusses federal and state cases relating to eminent domain law and the intention of New York Regional Interconnect Inc. to use this law in relation to the construction of a high-voltage transmission line in New York state. The proposed purpose of the project is to increase the flow of efficient energy to New York City. The paper also describes the project's proposed benefits and the anticipated burdens to New York State residents.
Manfredo is the executive editor for research and writing for the
Albany Law Review. He is also the winner of the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition last fall and was a participant in the William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament during the spring 2007 semester.
The Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship was established in 2004 by Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. (Garden City). The award is given to second-year law students attending a law school in New York state and is presented to the student who exhibits excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills.