Derick’s Law School Graduation!
He did it!! We are so proud of Derick and his recent accomplishment in graduating from the University of Arkansas School of Law! This is a busy season of life for us, so we are a little late in sharing pictures on the blog, but we didn’t want to pass up the opportunity! See pictures and NEW video (below) from graduation day!
Although law school wasn’t easy, Derick enjoyed it overall and had many great experiences! While in school, he enjoyed working in several different areas of public service law at both the state and federal levels, including prosecution, defense and judicial work! He was grateful to receive a scholarship through the “Public Service Fellowship” which allowed him to gain great experience as a “Public Service Fellow.” He was also honored to be part of a small group of students selected for the Arkansas Public Service Academy, and he even received a “ProBono & Community Engagement” award at graduation that recognized his many extra hours volunteering in public service outside of work and class!
While in school, he worked hard to get “Rule XV” certified, which allowed him to represent clients as a law student under supervision through the law school in both the Criminal & Immigration legal clinics. He also graduated with a certificate in Criminal Law. Eventually, he hopes to work in some type of public service law.
Due to covid restrictions at the graduation, we were given a limited number of ceremony tickets so a few family members were able to attend in person with us. However, many other friends and family were able to watch and celebrate with us via the online live-stream of the event. We were just happy Derick’s class was able to graduate and “walk” in person this year!
Congrats Derick on your hard work! We are so proud of you! Go Hogs!
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