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Scholarship for Brazilian Law Students and Young Lawyers

The Thiago Barbarisi Moraes Memorial Scholarship is established in memory of Thiago, a participant in the First Annual Fordham Law Summer Institute in NYC.  Thiago, a much beloved member of the Fordham Law family, died tragically on June 7, 2008 in Sao Paolo. 

What we will always remember and treasure about Thiago was his wonderful, warm, and loving nature.  He was unfailingly friendly, he was kind to all, he was gentle and sensitive, and he was a natural leader.  Thiago enriched forever the lives of those who knew him, and he left us far too soon.

The scholarship that has been created in Thiago‚Äôs memory is awarded to the law student or young lawyer from Brazil who best exemplifies the qualities that we loved about and admired in Thiago.  The scholarship covers the full cost of the Summer Institute, including double-occupancy accommodations.  The successful candidate will cover his or her own travel expenses and other costs. 

Application Instructions

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a personal statement indicating why you think that you would make a good candidate for this scholarship to  This statement should be sent only after submitting the Summer Institute registration form.  Please note that scholarship applicants are not required to submit the $500 deposit.

The deadline for application to this scholarship is April 1.  The recipient of the scholarship will be announced by April 15.  Applicants not chosen for this opportunity will be invited to pay the $500 deposit and join the program at the standard rate.