Impact of Giving
At NKU Chase, we have an ongoing commitment to excellence in legal education. At a time when other law schools are scrambling to train "practice-ready" graduates, Chase is already there. Chase has always been the lawyers' law school. We are proud of our mission and confident that we accomplish it well.
Your generous support of Chase and your ongoing dedication to helping us build lawyers will increase the value of every Chase degree. This undertaking starts by recruiting the best, most deserving students and providing them the financial resources they need to succeed and thrive in an increasingly competitive global, virtual legal environment.
"The support of Chase alumni defined my law school experience. As a law school applicant, I chose to attend Chase because of the incredibly generous offer of a full-tuition scholarship. At Chase, I benefitted from the contribution of faculty and alumni who took time out of their busy schedules to invest in my law school experience. Ultimately, their contributions paid off with success in moot court competitions -- yielding multiple team and individual awards. Not only was the inaugural Frank Allen Fletcher Outstanding Student Advocate award a huge help as I transitioned from law school to bar study, it was also a validation of the efforts of faculty and alumni who invested in me when I had nothing to to offer in return other than deep gratitude for the critial role they have played in my legal development."
- Jeremiah Schlotman
Jeremiah Schlotman is from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated with degrees in political science, history, and Spanish language and literature. He was the secretary of the Chase Latino Law Students Association, president of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, member of the Chase competition trial advocacy teams, and an advocate for the National Latino Law Students Association Moot Court Competition. He interned with the advocacy department of the New York Civil Liberties Union in New York, N.Y., where he worked on numerous projects including protecting the rights of immigrant populations in New York City.
"I have always placed a premium on public service. The Public Interest Fellowship Grant allowed me to work in the area of indigent criminal defense. Without this help, I simply would not have been able to participate. I am incredibly grateful to all those who have contributed to this worthwhile and noble fund. With this grant, I have been able to gain experience professionally and personally, which undoubtedly has provided me with the tools to be a better advocate."
- Bill Gorman
William "Bill" Gorman grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated with a degree in political science from Xavier University. At Chase, Gorman worked in the law library, and served as a WestLaw representative, a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team, and a member of the 2012-2013 Inn of Court. Recently, Gorman interned with the Hamilton County Office of the Public Defender where he worked on numerous projects affecting those indigent defendants that the public defender is charged with representing, including the juvenile bind-over process and statute of limitations issues. The NKU Chase Public Interest Fellowship Grant is designed to provide Chase students with the funding resources necessary to work in an unpaid public-interest law position during the summer months. To receive funding, Gorman was required to demonstrate his desire to work in the public interest field and commit a minimum of 350 hours to a public-interest position.
"I was truly excited and honored to receive the Toyota Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship allowed me to continue my legal education worry-free. As a summer intern at Toyota, I was able to work with the corporate support and labor & employment teams, as well as network within the company and with outside counsel. I plan to practice corporate law, so the types of hands-on experiences that I received helped me so much. This kind of an opportunity does not present itself every day. Toyota's commitment to diversity is admirable, so being a part of this company means a lot to me."
- Olesja Cormney
Olesja Cormney was born in Latvia and moved to the United States when she was 16 years old. She graduated summa cum laude from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, with degrees in economics and accounting. At Chase, Cormney was a student articles editor for the Northern Kentucky Law Review and a volunteer for the Chase-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. In her law school second year summer, Cormney worked in the Frankfort trial office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and was a Chase Summer Public Interest Fellow, as well as an Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program Member.