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On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Florida International University Alumni Association will present FIU Law Alumni Association President Robert Scavone Jr., J.D. ’12 with a Distinguished Alumni award during its fourteenth annual Torch Awards Charity Gala. The award recognizes alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university through their notable record of service and achievement in a particular discipline, organization or cause.

While at FIU Law, Robert Scavone Jr. was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award and the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Scholarship for his commitment to the College of Law. He also served as president of the Student Bar Association, worked as a teaching assistant and interned at the Florida Supreme Court. Scavone Jr. began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara Lagoa of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal and currently serves as a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Scavone Jr. has taught courses at FIU Law and FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs. In addition to his professional commitments,  he is a member of the Federal Bar Association, where he mentors FIU Law students.