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September 3, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- Three SMU Dedman School of Law students have been awarded scholarships from two mineral law foundations for the 2002-2003 school year.

SMU third-year law students Ann M. Cornett, Scott Goldberg and Deborah Lawson each received a scholarship from the Energy and Mineral Law Institute. In addition, Lawson was awarded a Joe Rudd Scholarship by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Goldberg had previously received a Rudd Scholarship, named for a deceased Alaskan attorney whose bequest inspired the various scholarship programs.

Students are selected for the scholarships based on their interest in natural resources law, which generally includes oil and gas, mining, water and environmental law, and their potential to advance the field of law.

John S. Lowe, the George W. Hutchison Professor of Energy Law at SMU, says SMU students have received more scholarships over the year than any of the other 50 participating law schools.

"SMU has a history of excellence in resource law that goes back more than 50 years," Lowe said. "People expect our students to be good and they are."