July 22, 2015
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is pleased to announce that Adam H. Morsy, a first-year student at Rutgers School of Law – Newark, has been selected as the Firm’s 2015 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. In 2006, Sills Cummis & Gross established the Scholarship Fund on behalf of the family, friends and colleagues of the late Judge Charles J. Walsh who, prior to his appointment to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, was a valued Member of the Firm for 17 years. Judge Walsh was also an adjunct professor at the law school. The Charles J. Walsh Scholar Fund will provide financial and other assistance to Mr. Morsy in the form of scholarship support, summer internship stipends, mentorship during law school and career guidance.
Mr. Morsy was chosen for his academic promise and leadership qualities. Mr. Morsy stated, “I want to become an attorney because the legal profession is intellectually stimulating and constantly evolving. I have an unquenchable desire to continue growing, and I know a legal career will enable me to work in a variety of fashions and constantly develop. It is an honor to be the 2015 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. I’ve learned from many here at Sills Cummis & Gross about what kind of man Judge Walsh was and the impact he had on many lives.” Mr. Morsy received a B.A. in International Studies from The College of New Jersey. While there, he spent a semester abroad at The American University in Cairo.
Ron Chen, Dean of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, commented, "I have very fond memories of Judge Walsh from when he taught Advertising Law at Rutgers, and Adam Morsy was my Contracts student this past fall. I can think of no more talented and industrious student to bear Judge Walsh's name and perpetuate his legacy."
Max Crane, Managing Partner, stated: “Our commitment to the New Jersey law school community continues with our ninth Charles J. Walsh Scholar. Mentoring young law students enriches the Firm as a whole and we are pleased to welcome Adam as a first year law clerk this summer. It’s something that Chuck would have heartily endorsed.”