Freshman law student Marcus Montgomery has been selected as the 2022 Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Scholar for Lasting Impact. He was chosen from a large pool of highly qualified law students from across the country.
As a Fellow, Montgomery will have the opportunity to work with the Lone Star Justice Alliance. He will learn how the law is used to establish a justice system that prioritizes developmentally appropriate responses and treats youth and emerging adults with fairness and dignity to promote resilience, reduce costs and increase safety. public.
“We are delighted to welcome Marcus Montgomery to the Foundation’s scholarship program and community,” said Rodney E. Slater JD’80, former United States Secretary of Transportation and President of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation. “I am very impressed with Marcus’ credentials and his passion for public service. As an alumnus of the University of Arkansas Law School, I am thrilled that Marcus was selected for our scholarship. racial justice focused on juvenile justice in minority communities in Texas. He will be working with a wonderful organization, the Lone Star Justice Alliance, and making a meaningful contribution to its racial justice efforts.”
“I am grateful and thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this crucial Sustainable Impact Fellowship program, and look forward to gaining hands-on experience with talented lawyers working in the area of public interest law. “, said Montgomery.
Montgomery served as Resident Fellow for Congressional Affairs at the Arab Center in Washington, D.C., from 2019 to 2021, where he liaised with members of Congress, congressional staff, and federal government employees to promote the center in as a political resource. He has participated in interviews with foreign and domestic press and provided commentary on US foreign policy, US domestic policy, and international affairs. Montgomery is also the author of timely analyzes of legislation, executive orders, and other government policies and their impacts on American foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa.
Montgomery is the Chancellor’s Award Scholar and was the 2021 Arkansas Bar Foundation UM Rose Scholar. He is a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Criminal Law Society, the International Law Society, and the American Constitution Society.
“We were thrilled to be able to nominate Marcus for this incredible scholarship and we are delighted with his selection,” said Annie Smith, associate professor of law and director of the faculty of public service and pro bono program at the law school. “Our law students and alumni continue to benefit from our partnership with the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, and we are grateful for the many opportunities it provides.”
Each year, the Squire Patton Boggs Sustainable Impact Scholarship Program awards scholarships to outstanding law students who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. These law students devote their summers to advancing public policy issues through nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and national or international organizations. The foundation is rooted in a history of civil rights advocacy and has been awarding scholarships since 2004.
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