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University of San Diego School of Law
Advocate Fall 2017 Issue

New Scholarship Announced

Top torts attorney celebrates namesake of the Harvey Levine Scholarship Fund, established in his honor

In February 2017, USD School of Law hosted a reception at the San Diego Bar Association to honor the life and work of the late Harvey Levine and celebrate the newly established Harvey Levine Scholarship Fund. Bill Shernoff, Levine’s former law partner and founding partner of Shernoff, Bidart, Echeverria, LLP , was the keynote speaker. Shernoff is credited with pioneering the bad faith cause of action—one of the few new torts established in the 20th century. He spoke on his experience in the field and future trends in bad faith litigation, as well as his experience as a longtime partner and friend of Levine.

The Harvey Levine Scholarship Fund was created by David S. Casey Jr., ’74 (JD); Adam and Rennie Levine; Judy Levine; Gabriel and Alyssa Mass; Virginia C. Nelson, ’79 (JD); and Jeffrey D. Phair, ’80 (JD). The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with a commitment to advocacy and demonstrated financial need.