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Honoring a legal legacy: Family establishes Donn C. Fullenweider Scholarship to support UH Law Center students

Donn C. Fullenweider (J.D. ’58)

Donn C. Fullenweider (J.D. ’58)

July 19, 2023 — The Fullenweider family, friends and colleagues funded a scholarship in memory of Donn C. Fullenweider, an alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center.

Earning his J.D. in 1958, Fullenweider belonged to one of the early graduating classes at the UH Law Center. He dedicated his career to practicing family law for 65 years, until his death earlier this year at the age of 88.

According to family and friends, Fullenweider never stopped practicing law.

During more than half a century in the legal field, he earned numerous accolades. Fullenweider was inducted into the Hall of Legends by the State Bar of Texas (2004) for his “significant impact on the practice of family law.” He was also named one of the “25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century” by Texas Lawyer (2010) and selected as an Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer by the Texas Bar Foundation (2016) for adhering to “the highest principles and tradition of the legal profession and service to the public.”

Fullenweider’s granddaughter is continuing the family’s legal legacy as a rising 2L at the Law Center.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Donn C. Fullenweider Endowed Scholarship at the University of Houston Law Foundation c/o University of Houston Law Center, Office of Alumni Relations, 4170 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houston, TX 77204-6060 or online at

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