Wyatt Awards Law Student with Hooks Scholarship

Wyatt is pleased to announce that Shannon Teh, a second-year law student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has been awarded the law firm’s Benjamin L. Hooks Law Scholarship. The scholarship is given in honor of the late judge and Civil Rights leader who was a Partner with Wyatt until his death in 2010. During his distinguished career, Dr. Hooks also served as a minister, executive director of the NAACP, and a member with the Federal Communications Commission.

Ms. Teh is the seventh recipient of the Benjamin L. Hooks Law Scholarship, which will help to fund her tuition and course-related expenses. As a top law student, Ms. Teh has been elected to serve as President of the student chapter of the Federal Bar Association and she has been nominated to serve on the Honor Council of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she also serves as Public Relations Liaison of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

“Dr. Hooks had a remarkable career in law and public service,” said Lee Harkavy, partner in charge of Wyatt’s Memphis office. “We are honored that Dr. Hooks was with our firm for many years and we are pleased to honor Ms. Teh with this scholarship.” The scholarship is given in conjunction with the law school.

Ms. Teh received her undergraduate degree from Bellevue University. “With the support from this scholarship, I am confident that I will be able to focus fully on my studies and extracurricular pursuits, thus maximizing my academic and professional potential,” said Ms. Teh.