Daily Briefs


 Wayne Law student awarded federal court’s scholarship

Samuel Kokoszka, who will start his second year at Wayne State University Law School this fall, has been awarded the Mark A. Miller Memorial Fund Scholarship.

The award is given each year by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to a summer intern of a judicial officer at the court. The scholarship honors the memory of Mark A. Miller, who was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh. Miller, a Milford resident, died in 2010 at age 53 following serious health issues.
The award is a $1,500 stipend to offset out-of-pocket expenses during the intern’s tenure with the court.

Kokoszka, who lives in Detroit, said he loves the city and chose Wayne Law because of its urban location and because of the school’s extensive and involved alumni network.

He earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science from Central Michigan University with a minor in economics.

This summer, he’s an intern for U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, a Wayne law alumna. He spent the summer before law school working for NOVA Environmental in Ann Arbor as a project manager. Kokoszka volunteers as a mentor for incoming students at Wayne Law and also served as a mentor to high school students from Detroit’s Cody Academy of Public Leadership for the “Why the D? Detroit Youth Offer Solutions” symposium in May at the law school.

Honigman lawyer chosen as promising young Midwest attorney

Ahmad Huda, an attorney in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s Litigation Department, has been named to the Lawyers of Color “Hot List” for the Midwest region. Huda is one of 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys to receive this honor. A selection committee chooses the honorees based on a review of the nominations, bar publications and legal blogs. 
Huda, who joined Honigman in 2012, concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation for corporations and private equity firms. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University, where he was also a Phi Beta Kappa.