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Cooley Graduate Wins Florida Bar Scholarship

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Cooley Law School graduate Sarah Tanner is one of four recipients to receive the Florida Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section Scholarship. She received the $2,500 scholarships during the annual Florida Bar Convention held June 20-21 in Orlando.

The annual scholarship is awarded to students or law school graduates who have shown dedication to and interest in the criminal justice system as trial and appellate practitioners.

Tanner, who graduated in spring 2024 in the Antonin Scalia Class from Cooley, is planning to serve as an assistant state attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, where she worked as a certified legal intern. She is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers,  and the Federal Bar Association. She is planning to take the bar exam in July. 

While at Cooley, Tanner was the executive managing editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and an affiliate student representative for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. In addition to the Florida Bar scholarship, she previously received the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Dawn C. Beachnau Award, the Thomas M. Cooley Alumni Memorial Scholarship, and the Thomas M. Cooley Merit-Based Scholarship. 

Jul 01 2024