Hope Moller Scholarship Award for the Study of Tort Law
Established in 2007, the Hope Moller Scholarship Award for the Study of Tort Law is named in memory of Hope Moller, a victim of medical negligence whose parents were clients of Kenneth C. Chessick. This award came about as a result of Chessick’s successful litigation in a medical malpractice suit filed on behalf of Ms. Moller, who died at the age of 36 as a result of metastatic breast cancer. At the trial, the jury determined that Moller’s death was the result of negligent failure to diagnose and treat an early stage of breast cancer; the verdict was upheld on appeal.
Therefore this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a second-year NIU Law student who has excelled in the first-year Tort courses, an area of law that seeks to provide remedies to parties injured as a result of a civil wrong, and is able to articulate the importance of that area of law.
Below are the past recipients of this prestigious award:
2013 Ashley Hinkle
2012 Bailey D. Standish
2011 Steven P. Varel
2010 Bryan Thompson
2009 Jon Braden
2008 Alexis Costello
2007 Karli Wiseman