Young/Sommer Law Clerk Receives The New York Bar Foundation’s Real Property Law Scholarship

Posted on February 7, 2014

The New York Bar Foundation has announced that third-year law student and Young/Sommer Law Clerk Edward Hyde Clarke of Albany Law School is a recipient of the $1,500 Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship. Mitzner was a past chair of the Real Property Law Section.

Bar Foundation President Cristine Cioffi said Mr. Clarke “demonstrated a commitment to and interest in real property law” and expects the scholarship will help him achieve his career goals.

Mr. Clarke graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta in 2010. He began as a Law Clerk at Young/Sommer in 2013. He will be joining the firm in September as a full time Associate after graduation and the bar exam. He previously interned in the Office of Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Office of general Counsel to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He also was a Law Clerk to Albany County Supreme Court Justice Joseph C. Teresi.

“It is an honor to have been selected for the Melvyn Mitzner scholarship. Mitzner demonstrated a strong commitment to the New York legal community, in particular the Real Property Law Section,” said Clarke. “Considering the high cost of law school, I sincerely thank the section and Rosalyn Mitzner for offering this scholarship and promoting academic excellence. I truly value the opportunities that the Bar Association presents to law students.”

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.

The full article published by The New York State Bar Association can be found here.