Winstead’s Juris Doctor Scholarship Reception in Dallas


Winstead attorneys and members of SMU Law School gathered for a reception in the Dallas office on April 20, to honor Jake Torres, a law student at SMU and one of the 2015 Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship winners.  The reception provided a chance for Winstead attorneys, clients and representatives from SMU to honor the winner.  The Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship is a program designed to enhance the recruitment of diverse candidates at Texas law schools.  Winstead awards three scholarships annually to first-year, underrepresented, diverse students at SMU, UH and UT.  In addition to a cash award, each winner is offered a position in Winstead's 2016 Summer Associate Program.

A unique feature of the scholarship award is a $1,500 grant presented to each winner's student interest group of choice. For the Dallas reception, the Hispanic Law Students Association at SMU received a $1,500 check on behalf of Torres from Winstead at the reception.

A big thank you goes to the efforts of Winstead’s Selection Committee who reviewed the applications and interviewed the candidates.  Members of the Committee include: Yasmin Atasi, Al Axe, Eli Columbus, Marcus Brown, Todd Chen, John Arnold, Alex Valdes, Cheryl Camin Murray, Carrie Nie and Stewart Whitehead.  Special thanks to director of recruiting Dominique Anderson and her support in these efforts.

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