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Mitchell Williams Awards H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law Scholarships to Law Students Trent Minner and Robert Riley

Students Recognized for Leadership Roles as Moot Court Board Chair at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law; Chair of the Board of Advocates at the University of Arkansas School of Law

September 06, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. has awarded its annual H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law scholarships to University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law student Trent Minner and University of Arkansas School of Law student Robert Riley. Each student received a $2,000 scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.

The firm’s H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law Scholarships are awarded annually to the students who are selected as the Moot Court Board Chair at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and the Chair of the Board of Advocates at the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville.

Minner, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He is currently the Moot Court Board Chair where he presides over all moot court activities and meetings and is responsible for organizing training for interschool and intramural competitions. Additionally, he serves as a law clerk for the Chief Deputy Attorney General researching legal issues, attending hearings and writing memoranda to assist with litigation. Minner graduated from John Brown University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and is a native of Conway.

Riley, of Marion, Arkansas, is a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas chool of Law, Fayetteville. He is currently Chair of the Board of Advocates and is responsible for the overall management of the trial competition, moot court competition, and client advocacy competition. He also serves as the secretary of the Property of Law Society and is a member of the Pi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Riley graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.

"Our H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law scholarship program was established many years ago in honor of our founder Maurice Mitchell, who shaped our firm's culture of leadership and service. We are committed to supporting law students who are active in leadership roles at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville," said R.T. Beard, III, managing director of the Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. "We congratulate Trent and Robert for their selection to leadership roles and wish them much success this year.”

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.