University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX
LL.M. in Taxation Candidate, May •••••
Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
Doctorate of Jurisprudence Candidate, May •••••; Magna Cum LaudeRanked •••••th in class
Collegiate All-American Scholar
Research Assistance: Characteristics of the Heroic Lawyer . . . ••••• Widener L.J. ••••• (•••••)
Deans List & Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Staff Writer: Gavel Newspaper
Praemium Excellentia Awards: Basic Federal Tax; Torts; Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure
Thurgood Marshall School of Law Merit Scholar & Research Assistant
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
B.S. in Accounting, May •••••; Cum Laude
USAA Collegiate Scholar
Member of 4 Honor Societies & Recipient of ••••• Academic Scholarships
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer
Intern: BP Amoco; USDA National Finance Center
Gilder Smith Daniels
Law Clerk••••• Houston, TX November ••••• - Present
Research Texas case law, with a concentration in health care, commercial, and corporate law. Interpret Texas statutes and codes, including Business and Commerce Code, Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure. Create memoranda of law.
•••••th Court of Appeals of TexasJustice Kem Thompson Frost
•••••Judicial Clerk••••• Houston, TX July ••••• - August ••••••••••
Interpreted Texas case law concerning ambiguity in contracts. Analyzed Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and case law of statute of limitations for claims. Analyzed Texas Business and Commerce Code and case law of communications in commercial transactions. Researched Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, and case law of withdrawing deemed admissions and allowing extrinsic evidence of inconsistent statements. Prepared memoranda.
Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc.•••••
Research Assistant••••• Houston, TX June ••••• - June •••••
Researched areas of civil, criminal, and international case law of reparations. Analyzed Texas case law and statutes of funding for education. Prepared memoranda addressing various legal and social issues.
University of Houston•••••
Plant Accountant II Houston, TX December ••••• - August •••••
Managed over ••••• facilities & planning accounts daily using Excel spreadsheets. Maintained accounts by analyzing FRS to reconcile university expenditures. Prepared financial statements by analyzing expenditures and encumbrances.
Member: Several Associations, including American Bar Association and Social and Planning Committee. Tutor: Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Black Law Students Association. Selected Profile: Profiles and Essays of Successful African American Law School Applicants. Volunteer: Legal Clinic. Mentor: Black Law Students Association.