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University of Tulsa student wins Crowe & Dunlevy award

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A TU law student has won the first Crowe & Dunlevy minority scholarship. Here’s a press release from the law firm:

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma-based Crowe & Dunlevy law firm has selected first-year University of Tulsa College of Law student DeVon Douglass as the first recipient of its $2,000 minority scholarship. The Minority Scholar Program provides this assistance for a minority student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.

“We are proud to support diversity of the legal profession through our Minority Scholar Program at TU Law,” said Susan Huntsman, a director with the firm’s Tulsa office and member of the firm’s diversity committee. “DeVon is the first of what we hope to be many students whom Crowe & Dunlevy is able to help pursue successful careers in the field of law.”

Douglass is active in the Black Law Student Association at TU Law, serving as the group’s historian. Her professional experience includes serving as a student representative with LexisNexis and as a file clerk for the Saint Louis County Courthouse. During her undergraduate career at Missouri State University, she served as president of the Association of Black Collegians. She received a bachelor of arts in sociology from Missouri State.

The Minority Scholar Program scholarships may be renewed for a recipient in each of the two remaining years of law school, based on satisfactory progress and performance. Crowe & Dunlevy plans to award one scholarship each year, resulting in three recipients simultaneously receiving assistance from the program.

Crowe & Dunlevy has made the commitment to provide funds for the program for the next five years at TU Law. The firm offers similar scholarship opportunities at other law schools.

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