Clarke '14 Receives New York Bar Foundation Scholarship

1/22/2014 | Facebook | Twitter | Email
Clarke with Governor Cuomo

The New York Bar Foundation recently announced that Edward Hyde Clarke '14 received the real property law scholarship named for Melvyn Mitzner, a past chair of the organization's Real Property Law Section.

Last year, Clarke was also recognized by the state bar for his essay "Green Alert: The Need to Rescue New York's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard," which won first place in the New York State Bar Association's 2013 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest. His article will be published in the next issue of New York Environmental Lawyer, where he is a student co-editor in chief.

Clarke has already spent one semester during law school in the Counsel's Office for Governor Andrew Cuomo '82, and he is working there again this semester. He also spent a summer at Young/Sommer LLC in Albany, where he worked on projects ranging from government issues to litigation and worked closely with Robert Panasci '01. He has also had a field placement with the Hon. Joseph Teresi '71 at the Albany County Supreme Court and worked at the Department of Environmental Conservation. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Albany Law Review.

A native of Springfield, N.Y., Clarke graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2010 with a degree in political science.

The Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association serves New York real property lawyers and the public, promotes the successful transaction of real estate business in New York State and contributes the sound development of real property law in New York State.