Thompson Coburn is excited to announce that our 2023-2024 Eagleton Scholarship has been awarded to Lauren Bowers (Saint Louis University School of Law) and Blake Comeaux (Washington University School of Law).
"We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Lauren and Blake, who exemplify the principles upheld by our late colleague Senator Thomas F. Eagleton," said Roman Wuller, Chair of Thompson Coburn. “Their outstanding academic achievements, active engagement in their community and civic endeavors reflect Senator Eagleton's dedication to paving the way for others within our industry."
The Thomas F. Eagleton Scholarship, named in honor of TC's late partner and former U.S. Senator, is awarded annually to a 1L law student. The recipients also receive a full year of mentoring provided by TC partners and paid internships for the following summer. Currently, prospective Eagleton Scholars must be enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri in Columbia, or Washington University law schools to be eligible for this award.
"At Thompson Coburn, we take immense pride in our commitment to future legal practitioners, and it is with great pleasure that we extend these scholarships to Lauren and Blake", said Judge Booker Shaw.
Lauren Bowers earned a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri in St. Louis (UMSL). During her undergraduate studies, Lauren held positions at UMSL as a Supplement Instruction Leader and Residential Life and Housing Advisor. She was a Beyond Afterschool Youth Program Intern for Beyond Housing. Lauren was awarded the Ling Li Memorial Scholarship, UMSL Chancellor's Scholarship and the Eugene J. Meehan Scholarship. Furthermore, she graduated with honors cum laude.
"Increasing the presence of women within the legal profession is of paramount importance," said Lauren. “I am deeply honored to become a participant in Thompson Coburn's Eagleton Scholarship program, and I wholeheartedly appreciate the Firm's commitment to law students and the next generation of practicing attorneys."
Blake Comeaux earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. During his undergraduate studies, Blake was a member of Phi Delta Phi, the pre-law honor society and was a part of Gephardt Institute's St. Louis Fellowship advisory committee. Furthermore, Blake received the John B. Ervin Scholar, James E. McLeod Scholar, Chancellor's Career Fellow and Aspen Fellow. Blake was also a member of the varsity football team.
"I am thrilled to become a part of Thompson Coburn's esteemed assembly of Eagleton Scholars," said Blake. “I take great pride in contributing to the legal profession."
Each year, members of the TC Diversity Committee volunteer to serve as Eagleton Scholarship Sub-Committee members and undertake the task of interviewing potential candidates.
This year's Scholarship Sub-Committee included:
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