July 26, 2023
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce the recipients of the H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law Scholarships. Caleb Scott, Moot Court board chair at University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, and Rylie Slone, chair of the Board of Advocates at University of Arkansas School of Law, will each receive a $2,000 scholarship for the 2023-24 school year.
The H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law Scholarships are awarded annually to students selected to leadership roles as the Moot Court board chair at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and chair of the Board of Advocates at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Caleb Scott is a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management for the University of Arkansas Little Rock and earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in applied leadership, business administration and management from Arkansas Tech University. He is a graduate of Russellville High School.
As a law student, Caleb earned the First Place Memorial for written arguments at the Denver Regional for Jessup International Moot Trial Team and has been recognized as Pro-Bono Law Student of the Year by Arkansas Access to Justice via the Arkansas Supreme Court for his volunteer hours providing legal services. He has served as an American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) guest judge for Biggest Losers National Finals. In addition, Caleb served as an honor justice and committee leader for the Student Bar Association, is a Bowen founding member of the International Law Student Association (ILSA) and is a member and served at president of the OutLaw Legal Society.
As Moot Court board chair, Caleb presides over all Moot Court activities and meetings and is responsible for organizing training for interschool and intramural competitions.
Rylie Slone is a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Christian studies from Ouachita Baptist University and is a graduate of Bentonville High School.
Rylie has been recognized as a finalist and was awarded best negotiator at the University of Arkansas School of Law Negotiations Competition and was a finalist in the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition. She was awarded best delegate and outstanding position paper in the Economic and Social Council at the Midwest Model United Nations. She has also served as a staff editor for the Arkansas Law Review.
As chair of the University of Arkansas School of Law Board of Advocates, Rylie is responsible for all operations for the Board of Advocates, including oversight for all intra- and inter- school competitions as well as public relations with Arkansas alumni and legal community.
“The H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law scholarship program was established in honor of our founder Maurice Mitchell, who shaped our firm's culture of leadership and service. We are committed to supporting the students who serve 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 Jeff Thomas, managing director of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. "We congratulate Caleb and Rylie and wish them much success this year and in their future legal careers.”
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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm providing strategic, comprehensive legal counsel for everything from day-to-day needs to the most complex, specialized business matters. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.