The Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarship is awarded annually to third-year students of outstanding academic excellence who plan to remain in Texas after graduation to practice public service law in nonprofit, government, or legislative positions. Clyde Christopher Marshall ’77 was a Tarrant County assistant district attorney, chief of the Tarrant County district attorney’s appellate division, and a statewide leader in appellate law. Gift funds for the scholarship endowment were donated in honor of Mr. Marshall by family, friends, and colleagues. The Justice Center administers the scholarship.
The class of 2021 scholars are:
Chloe Kempf is an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and a Teaching Quizmaster. She has participated in the Civil Rights Clinic and the Environmental Law Clinic, volunteered for a range of Mithoff Pro Bono Program projects, and interned with Texas Legal Services Center’s impact litigation team. She spent her summers working for Disability Rights Texas in Austin and the ACLU of Texas in Houston. Following graduation, she will clerk for Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Laredo. After the clerkship, she hopes to work as a civil rights lawyer in Texas.
Stephen Snow is chief online content editor for the Texas Law Review and has participated in the Environmental Law Clinic. He has worked for the Environmental Defense Fund in Austin and spent his summers working for the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Chapel Hill, North Carolina office and the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C. Following graduation, he will clerk for Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas. After the clerkship, he hopes to work to address environmental harms and injustices in Texas.
“Texas Law is pleased to pay tribute to Chris Marshall through these scholarships,” said Eden Harrington, director of the Justice Center. “This year’s recipients are outstanding students who share Mr. Marshall’s commitment to public service, and we greatly appreciate the gifts that made these scholarships possible.”