Two Students Named Rosenbloom Award Recipients

A. Cameron Duncan ’19, David Goldman ’19 Say Community Nurtured Their Law School Careers
A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman

Third-year students A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman were nominated for the honor largely by their peers. Photos by Mary Wood and Julia Davis

May 2, 2019

Third-year students A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman are this year’s recipients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Rosenbloom Award.

Bestowed annually, the award was established by Daniel Rosenbloom ’54 to honor students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of other law students by volunteering support and assistance.

“The letters supporting them were mostly from students, which is really such a testament,” said Sarah Davies ’91, assistant dean for student affairs. “These two students touched so many lives at the Law School.”

Duncan, of Great Falls, Virginia, earned a B.A. in anthropology from Barnard College at Columbia University. At UVA Law, the Dillard Scholar was president of the Public Interest Law Association, student director of the 2018 Shaping Justice Conference, a Program in Law and Public Service fellow and articles editor of the Virginia Law Review.

After graduation, Duncan will be an associate at Sidley Austin for a year, after which she will clerk for Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“More than anything, receiving this award has reminded me once again of how immeasurably fortunate I am to be surrounded by the generous, caring, passionate community that I have found in this Law School,” Duncan said. “I have received more kindness and support from my friends and colleagues here than I ever could have hoped for, and I am truly humbled that my peers and professors saw that same spirit in me.”

Goldman, of West Hartford, Connecticut, earned a bachelor’s in fine arts in acting from New York University. At UVA Law, he was a Legal Writing and Research Fellow, a member of the Lile Moot Court Board, articles development editor of the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. He also started a clerkship program as a board member for the Law School’s Federalist Society chapter. 

After graduation, Goldman will work at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel and clerk for Judge David Stras of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Amul Thapar of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“This University, and more specifically this community, has given me the three best years of my life up to this point,” Goldman said. “I don’t know how to describe the incredible impact my peers have had on me since day one, and I know still less how to express what it means to think I have had any impact on any of them, even in some small way. It’s all the more special because my mentor, Andrew Manns ’17, previously won this award.”

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