Oklahoma-based law firm Crowe & Dunlevy has selected first-year law student Cassia Carr as the recipient of the Crowe & Dunlevy Minority Scholars Program at The University of Tulsa College of Law (TU College of Law). The Crowe & Dunlevy Minority Scholars Program provides assistance to a minority student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.
“Our firm believes in supporting the next generation of legal professionals through mentorships and scholarships like the Crowe & Dunlevy Minority Scholars Program at the TU College of Law,” said Susan Huntsman, a director with the firm’s Tulsa office and vice-chair of the diversity committee. “Cassia has demonstrated great potential, and Crowe & Dunlevy is proud to assist students like her in their pursuit of a successful career in the field of law.”
Carr is an active member of the Black Law Student Association at TU College of Law and a mentor at Tulsa Hope Academy. Her professional experience includes interning at the Tulsa Municipal Court and a boutique Tulsa-based law firm. Carr is also fluent in Spanish, which she put to use when volunteering for the Immigration Clinic at Catholic Charities of Tulsa. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oral Roberts University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in international business and Spanish.
Launched in 2012, the Crowe & Dunlevy Minority Scholars Program scholarship supplies the recipient with $2,000 per semester, dependent on maintaining academic standards. Crowe & Dunlevy awards one scholarship each year, resulting in three recipients simultaneously receiving assistance from the program. The program’s first recipient, DeVon Douglass, graduates this spring and recently received the Order of Barristers for excelling in moot court and mock trial activities.
Crowe & Dunlevy offers similar scholarship opportunities at other Oklahoma law schools.
Pictured above, left to right, are Janet Levit, dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair at The University of Tulsa College of Law; Cassia Carr, TU Law student and minority scholarship recipient; and Susan E. Huntsman, director at Crowe & Dunlevy.
Posted on Wed, April 16, 2014
by Crowe & Dunlevy