My classmates and I are fortunate to have access to the faculty, facilities,
and resources supported by generous alumni and donors. As a third-year
law student, I am pursuing my dream to become an
advocate for my clients and ensure equal access to justice for everyone.
It's a path I felt compelled to take after two life-altering experiences with
the legal system. As a young man, I watched as my older brother was sent to
prison. I saw firsthand the difficulty my mother had in securing quality legal
representation for him. Later, as an undergraduate, I experienced racial
harassment by my coworkers, and my lack of legal knowledge kept me in
that hostile work environment far longer than necessary. The fear and pain
of these experiences inspired me to pursue a legal career and help others.
I'm working hard to make my dream a reality. As the recipient of the Robert
R. Campbell Sr. Scholarship, I'm grateful for the support and
encouragement of alumni, professors, and peers. I strive to be great in all
aspects of my life, especially my legal career, and am proud to continue the
legacy of my parents, who are both UT alumni.
Contributions from alumni and friends sustain scholarship aid, faculty
support, technology, and academic opportunities outside of the classroom.
On behalf of all of my fellow students, we are grateful for your support.
Jeremy Tomes, '16