Studying at the University of Texas not only prepared Neal Davis academically, but gave him the opportunity to meet his mentor, Dick DeGuerin. His collegiate experience shaped the lawyer Neal would become. What better way to pay that forward than by creating a scholarship opportunity for others?
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 500-750 words:
How has the #MeToo movement changed how schools deal with and talk about sexual assault on campus, and what approach in your view would best balance a victim's right to justice with an accused's right to due process/fairness?
by the deadline noted above.
Judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. Entries will be judged on argument presented as well as reader-friendliness for online audiences. The winner will be selected and notified up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries will also be published on the Neal Davis Law website.
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“On top of practicing law, one of my passions in life is helping students of all backgrounds and ages succeed. I privately fund this scholarship program to help students like you pursue education. Whether you’re in law school or another higher learning institution, I hope this scholarship takes away some of the financial burdens and stress you face, allowing you to focus on your academic success.
I wish you luck. Stay in school and stay focused.”
Get to Know Attorney Neal Davis
Neal Davis is a top-rated Texas attorney, specializing in both criminal defense and personal injury litigation. Neal is a native Houstonian. He majored in Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, and spent part of his childhood in Mexico. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, and became licensed to practice law in Texas in 1999. Studying at the University of Texas not only prepared Neal Davis academically, but gave him the opportunity to meet his mentor, Dick DeGuerin.
" Neal represented our son and the case against him was dismissed, while other attorneys we consulted primarily focused on explaining their fees and pushed us to settle. Neal took time to understand our needs and truly appreciate our values and to convey to the Court, the District Attorney and the Judge the true essence of the case details and the circumstances of how our son was himself victimized, versus treating us as another case. He saw the case through to the utmost extent of the law, so our son, who is an honor student, was completely exonerated, and he made sure that support and professional help were in place during the experience. He declined the court's offer of a 2-year probation and pushed harder with the D.A. even though we had already paid him his fees. Most attorneys would have simply walked away at that point; however, Neal wasn't satisfied with the results and had the case reset since he knew it was not a fair result for my son. In the end, the case was dismissed. "
" Words cant express how grateful i am for having Neil on my side. I was involved in a police sting for online solicitation. When i though my life was over i contacted Neil. He told me he would do everything he could to get me out of my situation. He kept me up to date and answered when i called. In the end my case ended with a no bill and i can finally start living my life again."
" This man saved my life from false imprisonment. Neal's belief in 'liberty and justice for all' as laid out in the Constitution of the United States, and especially as that principle relates to constitutional rights regarding the receipt of a fair trial, coupled with his refusal to quit fighting, are attributes of a noble spirit and a man of high character. When I interviewed Neal to defend me against very serious false accusations and criminal charges that followed, his candor about what I was up against and his real interest in my general welfare made choosing him to defend me a 'no brainer.' Hiring Neal after hearing Dick DeGuerin say 'Neal is a real fighter' was the best decision I could have made and this was after interviewing a number of attorneys. He cares about people, truth, and justice; an attorney who will not give up; a man who will defend the rights of anyone accused of a crime with every fiber of his being to ensure fairness and the protection of our legal rights."