Law school at UT was always a dream of Laurie Beth Jackson, a recipient of the Ben Ramsey Endowed Scholarship.
“Being from a rural town like San Augustine and coming to Texas Law was an intimidating step,” Jackson said. “Apart from the valuable financial support, receiving this scholarship was very special because it’s from a family with roots in my hometown.” Jackson has found opportunities at UT to learn through experience. She participates in the Texas Law Trial Advocacy Program, which offers practical litigation courses, and she competed on the Texas Law Mock Trial White-Collar Criminal Prosecution team in Washington, D.C.
After she graduates in spring 2019, Jackson will pursue a career in criminal prosecution. “I want to thank MariBen and her sister for investing in my education. I hope that I have been — and will continue to be — a good steward of this gift and share with others as they have shared with me.”
I hope that I have been — and will continue to be — a good steward of this gift and share with others as they have shared with me.