Temple University Beasley School of Law Names its 2021–2022 Stewart J. Eisenberg Scholar

Rachel Dansky, a third-year student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, was recently named the school’s 2021–2022 Stewart J. Eisenberg Scholar. The scholarship, endowed by our own Stewart Eisenberg, is given annually to the Temple Law students who are most outstanding in trial advocacy.

“Temple Law provided me the foundation upon which I have enjoyed a rewarding four-decade career as a trial lawyer,” said Eisenberg, who graduated from the school in 1980, was a member of the Temple Law Quarterly (which is today the Temple Law Review), had a case note published in the publication (Note, “Psychiatrist Patient” Evidentiary Privilege Based on Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Right to Privacy,” 52 Temple Law Quarterly 733 (1987)), and received the Barristers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Post-graduation, he has served as an adjunct professor at the law school teaching Introduction to Trial Advocacy to second-year law students and as a guest lecturer in the school’s LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Program. “As a proud member of the law school alumni, I am honored to offer a scholarship that supports and recognizes those Temple Law students who strive to become members of the next generation of great trial lawyers.”

Ms. Dansky expects to graduate from Temple Law in May 2022. In addition to being named an Eisenberg Scholar, she is a Beasley Merit Scholar, an editor of the Temple Law Review, a national champion in the 2020 National Civil Trial Competition, a Barrister Award winner, and was named to the Dean’s List three times.

During law school, Ms. Dansky was a summer associate at Faegre Drinker and a judicial intern in the chambers of U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner. Prior to law school, she was a marketing coordinator at American INSIGHT and a legal assistant at Dansky Katz Ringold.

“I feel lucky to have my accomplishments and interests in trial advocacy recognized and rewarded with such a substantial gift,” said Ms. Dansky. “With the financial support of Stewart’s donation, I was given the freedom to choose a career path in the law that interested me without feeling the pressure to choose opportunities based solely on financial considerations.”

It takes a specific mindset, specialized skills and substantial resources. The types of cases we handle are not the average personal injury. They involve severe, permanent injuries to people that radically affect their lives forever, or in some instances, even cause their death.