Haub Law Announces the Beth S. Nelson Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Dorf & Nelson LLP

September 1, 2021
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Haub Law Announces the Beth S. Nelson Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Dorf & Nelson LLP

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 1, 2021) -- Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law today announced the establishment of the Beth S. Nelson Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Dorf & Nelson LLP, a private practice law firm.   

“We are honored by the generosity of Dorf & Nelson LLP in providing this scholarship,” said Horace E. Anderson, Jr., Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. “Beth Nelson decided to attend law school later in her life, and we are proud to call her an alumna of our law school. This scholarship will lend immediate support to a student in need of financial assistance to pursue their legal education.”

Dorf & Nelson LLP is establishing this scholarship in memory of Beth S. Nelson, partner Jonathan B. Nelson’s mother, to honor her contributions to the Westchester County Bar and her pioneering spirit in embarking in a new legal profession later in life. After graduating, Beth had a successful career in law as a real estate attorney first as an associate at Hall Dickler, then as counsel to Chicago Title, then as General Counsel to Statewide Abstract, and went on to start her own practice, the Law Offices of Beth S. Nelson in Pleasantville, until she retired.

“My mom has been an inspiration to me in so many ways. This scholarship celebrates her inspiration to all law students who follow their dreams, buck the odds and achieve their goals. She is dearly missed, but her example of perseverance lives on,” said Jonathan Nelson.

“We sponsored this scholarship with a preference that it go to a woman not only to honor Beth Nelson but to help a student in need who has chosen law as a second career who may not otherwise be able to afford tuition.  Diversity is one of the key cores of Dorf & Nelson’s strength and promoting diversity and women in the legal sector is an example of how the firm can help achieve that,” said managing partner, Jon A. Dorf.

The Beth S. Nelson Memorial Scholarship is a current use scholarship that will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need, with a preference for a woman who is pursuing a law school education later in life. A recipient will be selected by the Law School.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit http://law.pace.edu

About Dorf & Nelson LLP
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The entity now known as Dorf & Nelson LLP was founded in 1997.  Dorf & Nelson LLP is a private practice law firm headquartered at the International Corporate Center in Rye, New York, with offices in Manhattan, Garden City, New York and Los Angeles, California. Dorf & Nelson serves a wide range of corporations, entrepreneurs, growing businesses and successful companies as both legal counsel and trusted advisors in the practice areas of litigation, commercial and real property finance, corporate law, commercial real estate and land use, employment and labor law, intellectual property, life sciences, medical malpractice defense and not-for-profit. For more information, visit dorflaw.com.


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