April 18, 2023
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. was awarded the 2023 Career Champion Award in the large firm category at the University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Society's awards dinner held April 15. The Career Champion Award recognizes a firm or organization that has provided significant, consistent contributions toward the advancement of career services and student programming at the UA School of Law.
During the award presentation, Mitchell Williams was recognized for its continuous support of the School of Law by providing extern and clerkship opportunities to students, participating in on campus interviews annually, volunteering as guest lecturers in the classrooms, serving in an advisory capacity on the law school’s Business Law Advisory Board, supporting the Constitution Days Delta Initiative and the Business Law Program, creating the Mitchell Williams Legal Diversity Fellowship at the School of Law and funding the H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law scholarship for the UA School of Law Chair of the Board of Advocates since 1997.
Other 2023 School of Law Award recipients were:
• Rodney Slater (J.D.’80) and Christy Jones (J.D.’77) – Commitment to Justice Award
• Dequeshia Prude-Wheeler (J.D.’17) – Commitment to Justice Early Career Award
• Melissa Lee (J.D.’99) – Veterans Award
• Hope Goins (J.D.’06) – Public Service Award
• Odom Law Firm – Career Champion Award (Small Firm)
• Magistrate Judge Christy Comstock – Gayle Pettuz Pontz Award
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service 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.
About the University of Arkansas
As Arkansas' flagship institution, the University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines.