Eve August Moot Court Scholarship Reception
On Thursday, November 29, 2012 over 40 alumni, staff, and friends gathered to celebrate the awarding of the 2012 Moot Court Scholarship Recipient Corinne Miller as well as honor the memory of Eve August, for whom the scholarship was named after. Members of the August family were present to speak about the passion Eve had for law and how much she would have appreciated the efforts to help current and future students.
Assistant Clinical Professor Jennifer Copland presented 2L student Corinne Miller with her Moot Court Trophy as well as talked about how Miller truly encompassed the character traits that August did. Miller not only won the Moot Court Competition, but she did so by a difference of 22 points. Prof. Copland described Miller as a top ranking student, a hard worker and someone who is always helping her fellow students achieve success as well. These character traits were also used to describe Eve August by her professors, colleagues, and family.
Also in attendance was David, Stephanie, and Jack Ottenwess. David Ottenwess, '86, was the first student to receive the Moot Court Scholarship in 1985 and recently hosted the memorial for Eve August, as well as, contributed a $50,000 pledge in support of the scholarship. Attendees left with a sense of pride and enthusiasm as the spirit of collegiate achievement was remembered and celebrated.
Eve August was set to graduate at Detroit College of Law in 1983. August was a promising 24-year-old law clerk intern who was killed in what came to be known as the "Buhl rampage." This scholarship allows current students the opportunity to fulfill their passion for law just as August believed.