April 29, 2019 - Seventy-one University of Houston Law Center students were commended for their academic excellence and dedication to their legal education recently at the 2019 Dean’s Awards in Krost Hall.
“Many times in law school there’s really not opportunities to celebrate students,” Dean Leonard M. Baynes said in his welcoming remarks. “The Dean’s Awards Ceremony is really a great opportunity for us to pat students on the back and congratulate them for their accomplishments.”
“This is one of my favorite events,” added Associate Dean for Student Affairs Sondra Tennessee. "I enjoy celebrating the students’ hard work and accomplishments with them and their families.”
First-year student Stephanie Nweke received the Gus A. Schill, Jr. Scholarship for Ethics in Representation, a two-year full tuition scholarship. The scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic promise, leadership potential, social conscience and a commitment to under-served populations.
Grecia Cepeda, a graduating student, was awarded the Thomas ’98 and Eyvette Hetherington Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, which encourages and assists law students in successfully fulfilling their goals to become practicing attorneys.
The Jackson Lewis P.C. Scholarship was awarded to Lauae Wolfe, a third-year student. It is presented to students from a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession and who has shown an interest in the study and practice of labor and employment law.
Sixty-six 1L students received LEX awards for receiving the highest grade in a first-year course. Twenty-seven students were named 2019 Summer Public Interest Fellows.
Alexandra Grafton, Erin Horan and Chad Leiper, were recipients of the Dean A.A. White Student Scholarship, which is in memory of A.A. White, the founding dean of the Law Center. The award is given to students for academic excellence and who will be a credit to the legal profession.