Sept. 7, 2021 - Two participants in the University of Houston Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program were recent recipients of scholarships from Houston-based appellate and trial firm Beck Redden LLP.
“I am delighted about this partnership between the Law Center and the prestigious Beck Redden Law Firm to support two of the talented UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program scholars,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “Beck Redden’s support helps to make the journey to law school more affordable for these pre-law students and serves as a model for law firms, corporations, and others who are committed to expanding diversity in the legal profession.”
Alexis Austin-Gant is a University of Houston student who will receive a Bachelor of Education in 2022. Avyan Medjeen is political science major at Concordia College in Minnesota, and will graduate in 2022.
“Beck Redden has been a continued supporter of the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program,” said Program Director Kristen Guiseppi. “We are very excited about this new development in our partnership and the impact that scholarships like these can and will have on our students. We look forward to celebrating Alexis’ and Avyan’s achievements in the near future.
“Beck Redden LLP is proud to expand its support of the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program by awarding two scholarships to Avyan Mejdeen and Alexis Austin-Gant,” the firm said in a statement.
“These newly appointed UHLC Pipeline Program Beck Redden Scholars are remarkable women. Avyan aspires to become an attorney who specializes in international human rights and civil rights law while Alexis seeks to become an advocate for children in the adoption system. They will receive The Princeton Review’s LSAT Ultimate preparation course, study materials customized for the scholars, and LSAT/CAS fee registration for the law school admissions test.”