On July 27, 2012 at the Chicago Hilton Michael Maggiano as Scholarship Chairman of the Melvin M. Belli Society honored the winning Moot Court Trial Team from Samford University, Cumberland Law School in Birmingham Alabama.

The Melvin Belli Society granted four monetary scholarship awards to the team. The Belli Society is an International group of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Belli legal legacy.