As you know annual support from alumni and friends has always been crucial to helping the law school accomplish our mission of Protecting It, Improving It, and Passing It On. Your donations are used to support student scholarship, faculty development, ECI, bar bridge builder fund, student programs, and law school operations. If you have supported the law school before we are asking that you renew your support again this year.
Share Your Success!!! Read More...
THURGOOD FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
Professor Ana Otero has been working on a bar readiness project with CLEO – Council on Legal Education Opportunity. In conjunction with other professors, Otero has designed and presented a number of bar orientation and readiness webinars for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. These workshops have included an overview of the UBE exam and its components, an MPT workshop, and a readiness bar workshop for 3ls. This summer Otero will again teach a two-day workshop entitled “Attitude is Essential” (AIE) at CLEO’s Pre-law Summer Institute. AIE is an intensive pre-law weekend program designed to introduce and prepare college graduates who have been accepted into an ABA-accredited law school, for the rigors ahead. This year, the program will be held in June at The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law, Carlisle, PA.
I share my story to show that the only limitations you will ever have are the ones you put on yourself.
I am currently a third-year law student at Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL), Chief Justice of the James M. Douglas Board of Advocates (BOA), and a person living with Sickle Cell Anemia.
I was diagnosed with sickle cell as an infant and have suffered through frequent emergency room visits, numerous hospital stays, debilitating pain, and many other physical limitations caused by the disease. The intermittent bouts of pain, often caused by stress, can render a person with sickle cell immobile for extended periods of time. Persons with the disease are often limited in the way that they function in everyday society, but my parents refused to allow me to be defined by any limitations. I worked harder to achieve my goals and never let sickle cell be an excuse for mediocrity. The pivotal point in my educational career came when I decided to forego deferment to the University of Oklahoma and began my freshman year just one week after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion; I have never looked back.
The Honorable Remeko Tranisha Edwards was born in Selma, Alabama. She spent the majority of her childhood in the suburbs of Dallas where she graduated from Lancaster High School in 1994. Remeko began her college education at Prairie View A & M University; however, she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998. After graduation, she became an employee of Dallas County as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Court Coordinator, and Probation Officer until 2002.
Remeko received her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. Through much prayer, sacrifice, and support from her family and friends, Remeko became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in November 2005.
© 2020 Thurgood Marshall School of Law. All Rights Reserved.
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004 Ph: 713.313.4455 Fax: 713.313.1049