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New Scholarship from Davis Levin Livingston Promotes Public Interest Law

PR Newswire

HONOLULU, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new scholarship, the Honolulu-based law firm of Davis Levin Livingston intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.

"Advocate is a synonym for lawyer," said Mark Davis, a partner in the firm. "And there is no role more admirable in the practice of law than that of a champion for those abused by the system or circumstance. This scholarship is our way of encouraging the next generation of enthusiastic advocates to join the battle."

The $3000 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering law school this fall. A letter of acceptance is required, and candidates are asked to write a short essay demonstrating their intention to pursue a career as a public interest lawyer.  The scholarship will be payable by The Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation to the law school of attendance by the awardee to assist with tuition or other expenses.

The deadline for application submission is July 1st and the award announcement on August 1st. Applications and further information can be found at http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship. Davis says his firm is looking for candidates who embody some measure of idealism and a strong sense of purpose.

"It's a fact that corporations and government agencies are willing to overlook injustices visited upon the public," said Davis, "And it's also a fact that a multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit can be, not only a remedy for an individual, but an incentive to change the status quo and recognize that malfeasance has consequences."

Press contact for further information or interview requests: (808) 524-7500
Davis Levin Livingston
Attn: Lynne Agbalog
851 Fort St, Ste 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
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References:
Cases in Hawaii involving social justice at the firm (two of many at the site):
State Pays $4.4 million to Autistic Children Denied Educational Services
Michael Livingston Wins $3.3 million Against State for Teenagers Killed When Maui Cliff Collapses
Role of Lawyers in Effecting Social Change

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SOURCE Davis Levin Livingston