Alumni (Scholar)

Ben Sachs

Harry W. Gilbert Jefferson Scholar
Virginia Beach, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2006)
J.D. University of Virginia (2009)
Professional Sectors:
Law/Legal Services


Honor Counsel, Honor Advisor Students for the Preservation of Honor, executive chair, co-founder; Madison House, Computers for Kids Program; Student Council, Appropriations Committee, Committee to Address Acts of Intolerance chair; Homework Club, South First Street Community Center; Cavalier Daily, Information Technology director; WHOO-TV “Grounded with Danny Rubin” co-host; U.Va. Collegiate Mock Trial, attorney, expert witness, Executive Board member; 2006 Championship Trophy, American Mock Trial Association National Championship; Big Apple Invitational for Mock Trial, Best Witness Award; University Distance Learning Program in Mathematics for High School Students founder; Phi Delta Theta risk manager; McIntire Business Institute; Students Protecting Students founder; Sustained Dialogue; Dance Marathon, web developer; Genesis Society Recognition Award; Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Golden Key Honour Society; Raven Society; Lawn Resident; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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