Crowe & Dunlevy Awards $8,000 in Minority Scholarships to OU Law Students

Oklahoma-based law firm Crowe & Dunlevy has selected two first-year University of Oklahoma College of Law students as the 2014 Minority Scholars Program scholarship recipients in the amount of $4,000 each.

Caitlin A. Buxton and Marcus David Alexander Pacheco recently accepted the scholarships at an OU College of Law reception. The Minority Scholars Program at Crowe & Dunlevy provides assistance for minority students who qualify based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.

“Crowe & Dunlevy has long been committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession. In pursuit of this core value, our firm supports the next generation of diverse legal professionals through scholarships, mentorships and other assistance,” said Will Hoch, a director in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Oklahoma City office and co-chair of the firm’s diversity committee. “We are proud to support these students in their pursuit of a successful legal career.”

Buxton is involved in the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law, the Public Interest Law Student Association, the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Art & Cultural Heritage Law Student Association. She has professional experience volunteering at the Cleveland County Courthouse, serving as a legal intern for a law office in Iowa and as an assistant registrar at an art museum in Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Wofford College and a Master of Arts in public history from Appalachian State University.

Pacheco is a recipient of the Frank & Edna Asper-Elkouri Scholarship and is a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. His professional experience includes serving as a swim instructor and lifeguard for the Recreational Fitness Center and as a resident assistant for Housing and Residential Life at California State University and interning for Assemblymen Paul Cook and Mike Morrell. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, where he graduated with department honors and was on the Dean’s List.

The Minority Scholars 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 scholarships each year, resulting in multiple recipients simultaneously receiving assistance from the program.

Pictured above, left to right, are Christopher Staine, Crowe & Dunlevy associate; Marcus Pacheco; Caitlin Buxton and Andre’ Caldwell, Crowe & Dunlevy associate.

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