2L Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Stacy Henderson has been selected to receive the J.L. Turner Legal Association Scholarship and a Merit Scholarship from the Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers.

Stacy Henderson is a second year law student at The University of Tulsa College Law (TU). She was born in Houston, Texas and raised in the Dallas/ Forth Worth area. In May 2005 she graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a minor of Educational Interpreting Sign Language. Stacy is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), and her goal is to be nationally certified in ASL. She was on the National Dean’s list six semesters during her undergraduate studies. As a full time student Stacy worked throughout her undergraduate career. She served as a supervisor in a residence hall for two years. She was able to work in several residence halls, including in a residence hall that catered to those with disabilities. She was a member of several organizations and was the President of the award winning Tae Kwon Do Team at her university. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Stacy continued to demonstrate her passion towards helping those with disabilities by working for Disability Services during her last semester in college.

At TU Law Stacy is the Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). She is also a member of the Public Interest Society (PILS) and Board of Advocates. She recently placed second in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, which led to selection to the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team traveling team. She has competed in the ABA Negotiation 2006 Competition and Hager Torts Appellate Advocacy Competition.

This past summer Stacy worked in Austin, Texas, as a law clerk at Advocacy, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that protects and advocates for the legal rights of those with disabilities, where she contributed to the Special Education Article for the Texas Bar Journal. The latter part of the summer, Stacy studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Comparative and International Law. Stacy is currently a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Linda Morrissey. Stacy is committed to community service by volunteering in the community at the local food bank and volunteering within her law school. Stacy has also volunteered with deaf and hard of hearing children in Dallas, Texas and she was a committed volunteer at her undergraduate institution. Stacy is interested in Disability Law, Education Law, Employment Law, and Civil Rights Law. She desires to be active in the deaf community here in Tulsa, especially as she prepares to become certified nationally in ASL. Stacy’s passion in becoming a lawyer is to help people, especially those with disabilities, through the legal system.