Adina Goldstein, ’14 (Ruth and Seymour Keith Scholarship Fund)

My background is a bit unusual. I studied at the City University of New York for my undergraduate degree and earned a BA in mathematics and economics. I then went on to work at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and received my Master’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. I am fascinated by law and economics and am interested in working on financial regulatory issues, particularly in light of the recent economic crisis.

Studying law at the University of Chicago has been an extremely enriching experience for me. I have been enjoying all of my classes: contracts gives me insight into the nature of an agreement, torts is deeply focused on explaining the law through the lens of economics, and civil procedure balances practical and theoretical understanding of the law. In addition to my classes, I have participated in many of the lunch talks and speaker series and have had the privilege to learn from many interesting individuals including Justice Antonin Scalia, Henry Paulson, Judge Diane P. Wood, and Cass Sunstein. This summer, I externed for Judge Richard A. Posner and William Landes, working on empirical questions related to law and economics.

I also have enjoyed participating in several student organizations at the law school. As a representative of the Jewish Law Student Association, I have helped to introduce the law school community to issues of importance in Jewry by organizing holiday events and bringing in speakers, including public officials, academics, and federal judges. I also have been active in the Law and Economics Society, as well as the Women’s Mentorship Program.

I am very grateful to be a part of this vibrant law school community, and I would not have been able to attend the University of Chicago Law School if it had not been for this generous scholarship award.