2016 Fleming Scholarship Award Winners
Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., Announce Award Winners for 2016
Fleming Law and Pre-Law Scholarships
Kaitlyn Barry of Spring, Texas
Kaitlyn is in her first year of law school at the University of Houston Law Center in Houston, Texas. She is interested in many areas of law including litigation, intellectual property, antitrust and sport law. Kaitlyn has a head start on many of her fellow students since she has already gained some valuable work experience at a local law firm in Houston assisting with depositions, hearings and trials.
Law school is challenging, so Kaitlyn’s time as a student-athlete in long distance running will no doubt help her get through the long days of studying and preparing for mid-term and final exams. Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., is pleased to award Kaitlyn this year’s Law Scholarship and we wish her great success with her studies at the University of Houston Law Center.
The Law Center is ranked number 50 out of approximately 200 law schools in the United States. Founded in 1947, the Law Center currently has about 800 students enrolled in its programs. Located in Houston, the country’s 3rd largest city, students and graduates can look forward to careers with law firms both large and small, Fortune 500 companies headquartered here or within the energy sector.
Melissa (Katie) Walker of Hannibal, Missouri
After graduating from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, Katie decided to head south to Columbia to attend the School of Law at the University of Missouri. She is looking forward to learning the different areas of law especially those dealing with children and families.
We wish Katie the best of luck at the School of Law and are pleased to award her the 2016 Fleming Pre-Law Scholarship.
The University of Missouri is located in the city of Columbia which is halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis. The law department was founded in 1872 making it one of the oldest law schools in the country. The School of Law boasts one of the lowest student / faculty ratios in the nation at 10.3 : 1 and graduates (first-time bar exam takers) have a 94.06% pass rate.
Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., awards two scholarships annually in August. The Fleming Pre-Law Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are enrolled at an accredited 4-year university and intend to enroll in law school. The scholarship is open to all students in any program.
The Fleming Law Scholarship is open to all 1st year (1L) law students who are entering law school for the first time.
Michael P. Fleming is a highly experienced litigator who has argued and won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a Houston resident who was twice elected to serve as the Harris County Attorney. He is also an avid runner who has completed eight marathons, to date, including two in Ireland. Only a small group of Texas lawyers are Board Certified as specialists in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Real Estate Law. Michael is one of them. He also proudly holds his B.A. degree from the University of Saint Thomas and his J.D. degree from the University of Houston College of Law.