Third-year law student DeeDee Bitran wins The Reeves Law Group 2015 college scholarship award and receives $2,500 prize.
Bitran is currently in the top five percent of her law school class and will be graduating this spring. She won this year’s scholarship, beating out several other persuasive applications, on the basis of her very strong essay. An essay which detailed her background as an American Sign Language (ASL) volunteer in audiology, experience helping the hearing-impaired navigate the Americans with Disability Act and her future desire to work as a public interest law advocate.
She came to FIU Law following her graduate studies in Audiology at the University of Maryland. While there, she used her ASL skills to assist many of the local hearing impaired population. However, it was during a talk by a visiting legal scholar on the topic of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) that she was bitten by the legal bug!
“DeeDee’s application was very interesting to read and besides her strong academic profile, it was her clear desire to enter the field of Public Interest Law and her future plans to assist the hearing-impaired that made her application truly stand-out,” said firm founder Robert Reeves. “It was just icing on the cake that we happened to inform her that she had won the award during her recent wedding. I’m sure that made for interesting dinner conversation during the reception!”
Bitran’s future career ambitions involve assisting the disabled to better navigate the sometimes confusing 1990 landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.
For more information on The Reeves Group Scholarship and to consider submitting an application for 2016 please visit http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/
About The Reeves Law Group:
The Reeves Law Group is a personal and accident injury law firm based in Southern California with over 25 years experience. The firm has won millions in jury verdicts and its attorneys have been rated top practitioners in the field of personal injury by Newsweek, Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Associations, and many others. For more, visit http://www.RobertReevesLaw.com.