Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

Houston's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Bar Association

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The Debra Hunt Emerging Leader Award 2019-2020

The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston ("SLAGH") recognizes that positive accomplishments of young LGBT leaders are vital to the success of the LGBT community as a whole.  SLAGH is committed to supporting and cultivating emerging legal leaders. This award is named in honor and memory of Debra Hunt, a long-time leader in the LGBT community and in SLAGH. In order to promote the success of recent LGBT law school graduates, and in response to a difficult financial climate, SLAGH created a monetary award program:  the Debra Hunt Emerging Leader Award.  We encourage all eligible individuals to apply.
Eligibility Requirements

All December 2019, May 2020, and Summer 2020 law school graduates from the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law, and Texas Southern University are eligible to apply.  Special attention will be paid to those applicants who are members of Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston.  Membership to SLAGH is free to all students who are currently enrolled in a Houston-area law school.  Award selection will be made based both on the financial need and achievements of the applicant.

Application Information

Once the submission period opens, each aspiring award recipient must submit a completed application, 140-character responses, or Tweets, to the first three questions, and 150-word responses to the last two essay questions.  Contact information for three references is also required to accompany the application.  Candidates will receive a reply email when their completed applications are received.  SLAGH will announce the Award recipient at our annual meeting in April 2020 (details will be provided), and present the monetary award at that time.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Instructions

After completing the application form described above and accessible at the link on this page, you will need to attach two required documents to an email: 1) a resume, and 2) a list of three references (either personal, professional, or academic). Please also send us a very brief cover email/letter with these two attachments.  Email to:; Subject Line: "Award Application."  

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted no later than 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.