01 Mar Inaugural Recipients of Charles Thompson Jr. Local Government Law Scholarships Have Been Selected
In the summer of 2022, IMLA announced the inaugural Charles Thompson Jr. Local Government Law Scholarships—competitive awards intended to recognize rising 2Ls and 3Ls with demonstrated interest and accomplishment in the study of municipal law. All candidates submitted written expressions of interest, law school transcripts, and letters of recommendation. In addition, those seeking the larger $5,000 scholarship were required to submit an original work relating to local government law.
We were fortunate to receive a significant number of outstanding applications from law students in the US and Canada who evidence a clear interest in serving their communities as local government lawyers. The IMLA Scholarship Committee, consisting of Kimberly Rehberg, City Attorney, Durham North Carolina; Doug Hoffer, Deputy City Attorney, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Victoria Huynh, Deputy City Attorney, Plano, Texas; Robert Widner, partner and co-founder, Widner Juran LLP, Centennial, Colorado; and Erich Eiselt, IMLA Assistant General Counsel and Director of Legal Advocacy, Rockville, MD, has now completed the challenging task of rating each candidate’s submissions and selecting the recipients.
IMLA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 IMLA Charles Thompson Jr. Local Government Law Scholarships: