Orrick Partners with Miami Law on Scholarships for Ukrainian Law Students


  • The Orrick Graduate Law Student Support Fund at Miami Law will provide financial assistance for fees and living expenses for two Miami Law graduate students pursuing an LL.M. degree who are experiencing hardship due to events in Ukraine. Orrick lawyers will also mentor these students.
  • Anastasiia Sydorenko, an international arbitration lawyer who recently escaped the war in Ukraine with her family, is the first to join Miami Law under the full scholarship offering.

"This is a global humanitarian crisis— and our team felt compelled to take action," said Siobhan Handley, Orrick’s chief talent officer. "Of course, we have team members and clients with ties to Ukraine, although it goes beyond that. Witnessing the bravery and perseverance of the Ukrainian people only strengthened our commitment. Can you imagine being a Ukrainian law student today? Their education will enable them to play a leading role their nation's recovery – and it's an honor to be able to support that and to do it with Miami Law."

Miami Law will welcome a second student under the scholarship program in spring 2023.