Maryland Carey Law celebrates Scholarship Giving at annual Scholarship Luncheon

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On Friday, February 16, Maryland Carey Law hosted the 2024 Scholarship Luncheon, bringing scholarship donors, supporters, and scholarship recipients together to celebrate the significance and enduring impact of scholarship giving.

Maryland Carey Law Dean Renée McDonald Hutchins hosted a brief program that reflected on the law school’s bicentennial year and 200-year legacy, and the profound impact of scholarship giving. Speaking of the outstanding scholars seated in the room, Hutchins remarked that “scholarships transform the lives, experiences, and careers of our students, enabling them to explore their diverse interests in the law and take on meaningful practical experiences throughout their time here.”

Hutchins also expressed that scholarships support the law school’s strong “commitment to advancing diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging in legal education and in the legal profession,” a commitment which, she reiterated, remains a top priority for the law school.

Hutchins was joined in the program by Andres Castillo ’24 (pictured), a third-year student and the inaugural recipient of the Class of 1968 Scholarship, who shared his personal story of how the Class of 1968 Scholarship opened doors of opportunity to him and enriched his experience at Maryland Carey Law. Castillo also reflected that he had formed lifelong bonds with his classmates during his time at Maryland Carey Law, drawing comparisons to the Class of 1968 Scholarship, which was established after members of the Class of 1968 reunited for their milestone 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend and Henry Hopkins ’68 challenged his classmates by offering to match their contributions.

Jennie Burke, the daughter of Hamish Osborne '86 and his wife Christy, also offered heartfelt remarks illustrating her parents' generosity in establishing the Osborne Scholarship and the scholarship’s meaning for her family. At the luncheon, Burke had the opportunity to meet current Osborne Scholars and reconnect with three past Osborne Scholars who returned to the law school for the celebration: Ian M. Clark ’14, Jacob Dorfman ’20, and Matt DuMont ’23.

After Burke's remarks, Hutchins announced that Bryan Saxton ’09, the inaugural Osborne Scholar, and his wife Laura, had recently established the Saxton Scholarship, paying tribute to his long-time mentor and friend, Hamish, and extending the legacy and impact even further. View a recording of the program and browse the photo album.