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 2023 Scholars are:
Katie Gibson was submissions editor of the Texas International Law Journal and president of the Human Rights Law Society. She served at a Teaching Quizmaster and as a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s special education project. She has participated in the Immigration Clinic and interned with the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI) in Mexico City, and she is interning with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrant Rights Project in San Francisco this spring. The summer after her first year, she interned with the RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) Children’s Program in Austin. The summer after her second year, she worked in Washington, D.C. in the Immigration and Employee Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Following graduation, she will clerk with U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Farrer in San Antonio, after which she hopes to work on immigrants’ rights in Texas.
Jamie McClintock is an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and has served as an organizer for GRITS (the Getting Radical in the South conference), as a co-lead student organizer for Change It Up!, Texas Law’s fall 2021 social justice orientation, and as a Teaching Quizmaster. She volunteered for the Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s Parole Project and has participated in the Environmental Law Clinic and the Housing Clinic. The summer after her first year, she worked with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Austin with the Environmental Justice and Community Development teams. The summer after her second year, she worked the Southern Environmental Law Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Following graduation, she will clerk for U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin, after which she hopes to work with a nonprofit in Texas to continue fighting for the health and safety of low-income and marginalized Texans.
Alessandra Papa is editor-in-chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal, has volunteered for the Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s special education law project, and participated in the Environmental Law Clinic. The summer after her first year, she interned with Environment Texas in Austin. The summer after her second year, she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 in the Office of Regional Counsel in Dallas. After graduation, she hopes to work on energy and environmental policy in Texas at a state or federal agency.
Adarsh Parthasarathy served as president of the Public Interest Law Association Leadership and as a Pro Bono Scholar with Mithoff Pro Bono Program and is a Public Service Scholar with the Justice Center. He’s twice received the Pro Bono Beacon award for being one of the top in his class for hours volunteered. He has participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic and the Supreme Court Clinic and has worked as a research assistant for Professor Susan Klein. The summer after his first year, he interned with Disability Rights Texas in Austin. The summer after his second year, he worked for Sidley Austin in Houston. Over his second and third years, he worked with the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defenders for the Western District of Texas. Following graduation, he will work at the Texas Defender Service as the 2023-2024 Manne Family Legal Fellow.
Danny Woodward has served as Human Rights Scholar with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and as a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program, leading both immigration clinics and the Parole Packet Project. He has participated in the Immigration Clinic and Supreme Court Clinic. The summer after his first year, he worked for the RAICES Litigation Team. The summer after his second year, he worked for Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian in Austin. Following graduation, he hopes to work as a public interest immigration attorney in Texas.
“The Chris Marshall Scholarships provide important recognition and support for outstanding students who share Mr. Marshall’s commitment to public service,” said Eden Harrington, director of the Justice Center. “Texas Law is grateful for the generous donors who created these scholarships.”