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NY Bar Foundation announces student awards

Six law students at New York law schools have received fellowships and scholarships from The New York Bar Foundation.

“The foundation congratulates these students on receiving these awards,” President Cristine Cioffi said. “We strive to advance legal research and education. Through the support of gifts from the state bar association sections, we are able to offer invaluable real-life experience to students around the state.”

• Albany Law student Anna Federico of Hopewell Junction received the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship, a $6,000 prize. She is interning this summer in the chambers of Justice Marcy Friedman of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New York.

• Buffalo Law student Amanda Karpovich of Greene and Touro Law student Hannah Carmel of Central Islip each received Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowships of $5,000. Karpovich is interning with Justice Barbara Howe of Erie County Surrogate’s Court; Carmel with Justice Rita Maria Mella of New York County Surrogate’s Court.

• Ned Schultheis of Manhattan, Brooklyn Law School, the 2014 Hon. Charles L. Brieant Jr. Fellowship, $5,000, interning in chambers of Loretta A. Preska, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

• Brooklyn Law student Anita Yee, Manhattan, interning with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She received the Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship of $6,000.

• Kimberly Waldin, Ballston Spa, Albany Law School, Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship of $5,000 for her paper “Trash: Getting Rid of Unwanted Children through ‘Private Re-Homing,’”

More about The New York Bar Foundation and supporting its charitable programs, is available at, phone (518) 487-5651 or email