Law Student Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Recipients:  

Thomas Bettge 
Pennsylvania State University
Dickinson School of Law
Thomas graduated from Pennsylvania State University in May, 2017 and spent the summer studying for the Texas Bar. After taking the Bar exam in July, he married and moved to Houston, where he joined the KPMG Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution practice as an associate. 
Oscar Carrillo
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law
Texas Southern University

Oscar also spent the summer of 2017 preparing for the Texas Bar. He is currently living in Gainesville, Florida and completing his LLM in tax at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. He anticipates graduating in May 2018 and will seek a position in International Tax in Texas.
Emily Fawcett
The University of Texas
Law School

Emily is currently a 3L at the University of Texas Law School. She is an Associate Editor for the Texas Law Review and is enrolled in several tax classes. Over the summer she worked at Vinson & Elkins Dallas in both the tax and corporate groups.
Mary Sommers
Southern Methodist University
Dedman School of Law

Over the summer of 2017, Mary clerked in the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Currently, she is an Articles Editor for the SMU Law Review and a Corporate Counsel Extern at Le Duff America. Upon graduation, Mary will return to the tax group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
2016 Law Student Scholarship Recipients 
  • Jessica Kirk, SMU Dedman School of Law (Dallas)
  • Sharmeen Ladhani, Vanderbilt Law School (Nashville)
  •  Yang “Allyson” Li, The University of Houston Law Center (Houston)
  • Julio Mendoza-Quiroz, Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock)
2015 Law Student Scholarship Recipients
  • Samantha Coleman, St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio)
  • Ryan Phelps, University of Texas School of Law (Austin)
  • Neil Clausen, University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Kelsey Taylor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Dallas)
2014 Law Student Scholarship Recipients 
The Tax Section first awarded Law Student Scholarships in 2014. Recipients that year were:
  • Steve Cannon, Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock)
  • Thor Fielland, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Megan James, Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock)

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