Christopher Harris, a third year student at Dickinson Law in Carlisle, is the first recipient of the Louise Hoffmeyer-Overmiller Scholarship, a $6,000 annual award created by attorney William F. Hoffmeyer, Hoffmeyer & Semmelman , York and Shrewsbury. The scholarship was founded in honor and in memory of Mr. Hoffmeyer’s daughter “Louie,” whose vigor, good humor and inner drive were on display daily as the law firm’s office manager and vice-president and title officer for the York Abstracting Company.
The Louise Hoffmeyer-Overmiller Scholarship is presented to a 3L Dickinson Law student who possesses a grade point average of no less than 3.3, financial need and a “fire in the belly” for the law.
Mr. Harris received his B.A. in History from Southern Arkansas University where he was president of the Student Government Association and president of the Honors College Association. Now a 2018 candidate for a Juris Doctorate from Penn State Dickinson Law, Mr. Harris was the top prosecuting advocate for Dickinson Law’s 1L mock trial team and currently serves as secretary of the Woman’s Law Caucus, Treasurer of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International and the student coordinator for the Bethesda Mission Legal Intake Clinic and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In 2016 he was an IOLTA Fellow for MidPenn Legal Services, researching and writing memoranda on a variety of civil litigation matters and working with the medical legal partnership with Lancaster General Hospital, attending rounds with the doctors to identify legal obstacles and research legal questions.