Quigley Named Kelley Drye & Warren Scholar for 2008


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July 17, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School student John B. Quigley ’10 has been named the recipient of the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship administered by The New York Bar Foundation. The $10,000 award is available to second-year students at Columbia Law School who have at least a B average and intend to practice law in New York State.


Foreground: John B. Quigley '10 (center) is congratulated by James J. Kirk (left) managing attorney at Kelley Drye, and Robert L. Haig, a partner at the firm and immediate past president of The New York Bar Foundation. Second row: On hand are a few of the firm's attorneys who are Columbia Law School alumni, including (left to right) Howard S. Steel '04, associate; John A. Garraty '75, partner; Daniel Schimmel '97, partner; Sung W. Kim '04, associate; Alison S. Pally '04, associate; Merrill B. Stone '76, partner; and David E. Retter '80, partner.

During his first year at Columbia, Quigley served as Career Symposium chair of the Columbia Society of International Law and as training coordinator for the Unemployment Action Center, where he represented unemployed workers seeking benefits. This summer, he is interning in the organized crime division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. His long-term plans focus on litigation.

Quigley grew up in Jackson Heights, N.Y., and graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. At Amherst he co-founded the organization Students Engaged in Active Service and tutored in the A Better Chance House. He also organized the on-campus housing selection process for the Student Housing Advisory Committee, served as a Senior Admission Fellow in the Office of Admission for three years and was involved with WAMH 89.3FM.

Since 2006 the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship has been directed toward a student at Columbia Law School, which selects the recipient.

Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.