John J. Barry Memorial Scholarships

John J. Barry, a veteran federal trial and appellate lawyer and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in our District, served with distinction as the President of the AFBNJ from 1996 to 1998. Upon his death in April 2000, the Association honored his legacy by creating a scholarship in his name. Thus, with the 24th Annual Brennan Award in 2000, the Association awarded its first John J. Barry Memorial Scholarship to a law student from each of New Jersey’s three law schools: Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Rutgers School of Law-Camden, and Seton Hall University School of Law. Over the past 22 years, the AFBNJ has awarded over $282,000 in scholarship money to local law students, underscoring the Association’s commitment to the development of New Jersey’s legal community.

2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Kayvon Paul, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’23
Nicoletta Eby, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’22
Hannah Eaves, Seton Hall University School of Law – ’22

2020 Scholarship Recipients:

Kaitlyn Flynn, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’21
Rahimah Faiq, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’21
William Martinez, Seton Hall University School of Law – ’21

2019 Scholarship Recipients:

Victoria Siegel, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’20
Yadilsa Diaz, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’20
Lorenz Gomez-Rivera, Seton Hall University School of Law – ’20

2018 Scholarship Recipients: 

Joanna Gardner, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’19
Tyiarah Adewakun, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’19
Angela Cooper, Seton Hall University School of Law – ’20

2017 Scholarship Recipients:

Eric Macias Intriago, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’18
Claire Nielsen, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’18
Joseph Pistritto III, Seton Hall University School of Law ’18

2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Christine Braswell, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’17
Adam Morsy, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’17
Victoria Vitarelli, Seton Hall University School of Law ’17

2015 Scholarship Recipients:

Nicholas J. Stevens, Rutgers School of Law – Camden ’16
Nikolas X. Rodriguez, Rutgers School of Law – Newark ’16
Brian M. McDonough, Seton Hall University School of Law ’16

2014 Scholarship Recipients:

Bridget Catherine Dwyer, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Pina N. Cirillo, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Liana R. Abreu, Seton Hall University School of Law

2013 Scholarship Recipients:

Joanna H. Farber, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Evan C. Miller, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Bryan Tiscia, Seton Hall University School of Law

2012 Scholarship Recipients:

Giuliano Apadula, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Lauren M. Garcia, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Alyssa Mandara, Seton Hall University School of Law

2011 Scholarship Recipients:

Courtney L. Raphael, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Andrew Gimigliano, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Mark N. Keddis, Seton Hall University School of Law

2010 Scholarship Recipients:

Richard J. Barca, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Richard Angelo, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Douglas M. Nelson, Seton Hall University School of Law

2009 Scholarship Recipients:

Alison L. Anderson, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Megan L. Bornstein, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Kun Wang, Seton Hall University School of Law

2008 Scholarship Recipients:

Sundeep S. Sidhu, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Heidi S. Alexander, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Bradford W. Muller, Seton Hall University School of Law

2007 Scholarship Recipients:

Brandon L. Goodman, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Erin Cleary, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Daniel Barli, Seton Hall University School of Law

2006 Scholarship Recipients:

Robert P. Duffield, II, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Kegan A. Brown, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Joseph P. Farano, Seton Hall University School of Law

2005 Scholarship Recipients:

Amanda M. Lanham, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
David M. Reiner, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Michael E. McGuire, Seton Hall University School of Law

2004 Scholarship Recipients:

Deirdre McInerney, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Genevieve Spires, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Monica Perrette, Seton Hall University School of Law

2003 Scholarship Recipients:

Michael C. Falk, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Dina Yin, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Steven Klutkowski, Seton Hall University School of Law

2002 Scholarship Recipients:

Melinda R. Straub, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Elena Portales, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Yeugenia Kamenshchik, Seton Hall University School of Law

2001 Scholarship Recipients:

Kelly Hicks, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Janine Noel Matton, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Gina M. Graham, Seton Hall University School of Law

2000 Scholarship Recipients:

Emilia Wang, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Marcus C. Johnson, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Jeffrey L. Loop, Seton Hall University School of Law