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WMU-Cooley Tampa Student Wins Florida Bar Scholarship

Eula T. Bacon

Eula T. Bacon

Eula T. Bacon’s law school career continues to sparkle with jewels of success. Eula is employed full-time with the non-profit agency Career Source Suncoast, attends classes at WMU-Cooley’s Tampa, Florida campus, and actively participates in a number of student organizations. A busy person with just a few semesters to go until graduation, Eula has her eye on a bright future.

This summer, Eula Bacon learned she had some help with that goal when she was awarded a scholarship by the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar Association. Only one student from each Florida law school received the award — $1,000 to help with their studies.

Eula was excited to learn she’d won the scholarship. “I am grateful to the Florida Bar – Labor and Employment section for investing in my legal education.  The award provides me with financial support, permits me to develop professional relationships with attorneys around the state and gives me the opportunity to learn about the importance of the Florida Bar.”

The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have excelled in their studies while exhibiting an interest in practicing labor and employment law.

In addition to the monetary award, the scholarship also provided a networking opportunity for Eula with labor and employment attorneys across the state. At the section’s recent convention, she connected with several attorneys from all over Florida.  “Attending the Florida Bar convention is a valuable experience, and I recommend law school students try to attend,” she said.

Eula served as Vice Chief Justice for the Moot Court Board for two terms this year, is a Pupil Member of the Tampa Bay Inn of Court, and an associate editor with the WMU-Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. Eula is also active in competition teams.

Eula won first place in 2014 in the Melissa Mitchell Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, served on the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition team in 2013 (which placed fifth overall) and, more recently, participated on a three-member team at the 2015 E. Earle Zehmer National Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition. She has made the Dean’s List several times, and participated in WMU-Cooley’s study abroad program in Oxford, England, in summer 2014.

When she’s not participating in on-campus activities, Eula is involved in community service, including volunteering at community legal redress workshops organized by the George Edgecomb Bar Association, participating in The Walk to End Lupus Now, and packaging personal items for active-duty military.

Eula is planning to be finished with her law studies in December 2016, and hopes to obtain a federal clerkship or a clerkship with a justice at the Florida Supreme Court.

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