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Steubenville Native Named Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Duquesne

Anthony Jackson is the newest Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at the Duquesne University School of Law. A first-year law student, the Steubenville native was selected for the fellowship based on his academic excellence as an undergraduate, his commitment to the study of law at Duquesne and his contributions to his community.

The fellowship program is named for and honors the civil rights legend, law professor and mentor of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the nation's highest court. The award brings with it a $10,000 stipend each year for three years, over and above tuition scholarships, for books, living costs and other expenses.

"The award is helping my family tremendously," said Jackson, who is the second Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow to be named through the School of Law's minority scholar program.

The Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow is funded through the generosity of Duquesne School of Law alumnus Robert N. Pierce, Jr., and other donors.

"Anthony Jackson's academic achievements, combined with his belief in law as a vehicle for change, made him an ideal recipient of this award," said Law School Dean Ken Gormley.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.