Law Student Scholarships

 
2020 Scholarship Recipients: 

Ryan Ault
University of Texas Dallas College of Law

Ryan Ault is a 3L attending the UNT Dallas College of Law and serves as the Acquisitions Editor for the On The Cusp Law Journal and Student Bar Association Parliamentarian. He also serves as the ABA Representative and represented UNTD COL at the TYLA National Trial Competition in spring 2020. Ryan is currently working with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and hopes to continue his career with Chief Counsel. Ryan attended the University of North Texas at Denton where he graduated with degrees in history and English literature. 

Jasmine DiLucci 
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Jasmine DiLucci graduated summa cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in May of 2020. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent. During law school, she served on the SMU Law Review, interned at the Department of Justice Tax Division, and worked as a summer associate for Baker McKenzie after her first and second year. Prior to attending law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Accounting from Claremont McKenna College and worked at Ernst & Young. She looks forward to starting her tax law career in Texas.

 

Sarah Husbands

University of Houston Law Center

Sarah Husbands graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2020.  At UHLC, Sarah gained practical experience in tax law as an intern for the Honorable Juan F. Vasquez at the U.S. Tax Court, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and the Lone Star Legal Aid Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.  She also served on the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal and Moot Court National Championship team.  Sarah studied tax law under Law Foundation Professor Bret Wells who was instrumental in her academic and professional achievements.  Sarah looks forward to practicing tax law in Texas as an associate attorney at Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C.


Charles Kelly

South Texas College of Law Houston
 
Charles Kelly graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law Houston in May 2019. While attending STCLH, he volunteered in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic, and worked as a research assistant to Professor Bruce McGovern. In May 2020 Charles completed an LL.M. in Taxation at the Georgetown University Law Center, during which time he externed at the U.S. Tax Court in The Honorable Judge Elizabeth Paris's chambers. He is returning to Houston to begin his career in taxation as an associate at KPMG in the mergers and acquisitions group.  



  

 
 
2019 Law Student Scholarship Recipients
  • Stephanie Grissom, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Luis Leo, University of Texas School of Law
  • Cody Wilson, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • Kathryn Torres, University of Houston Law Center 
 
2018 Law Student Scholarship Recipients
  • Adam Bateman, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Dominick Constantino, University of Texas School of Law
  • Alexandra Romeo, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Lindsay Thomason, South Texas College of Law Houston
 
2017 Law Student Scholarship Recipients
  • Thomas Bettge, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (Carlisle, PA)
  • Oscar Carrillo, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Texas Southern University (Houston)
  • Emily Fawcett, The University of Texas School of Law (Austin)
  • Mary Sommers, SMU Dedman School of Law (Dallas) 
 
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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