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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science


Scarbrough Accepted into UVA, William & Mary, and Baylor Law Schools

Feb 12, 2009

The past week has been an exciting week for Alex Scarbrough, a senior political science major from Germantown, Tennessee. On Tuesday, February 11th, Alex got an email from the University of Virginia Law School asking if they could call her. She emailed back saying that they could but not sure of the reason for the call. The next day, she was in Dr. Evans office telling him about the strange email when her cell phone rang. She said she had to take the call and left. It was UVA calling. They offered to admit her into the law school class of 2012. Her response"Yes!"

That same day Baylor University accepted her into law school and offered her a full scholarship. A few days later, William & Mary accepted her into law school and offered her a graduate fellowship. For this fellowship, she would receive an out-of-state tuition waiver, a partial tuition scholarship, plus conduct research with a law professor in her second and third year of law school.

The entire department is proud of Alex on her accomplishment of being accepted into the #11 ranked law school in the US. Alex has been an excellent student the past four years having previously worked on an undergradaute research grant with Dr. Evans on public attitudes toward the Jackson-Madison County School System, served as an intern with the Tennessee General Assembly working for Senate Speaker Pro-Tem Rosalind Kurita (D-Clarksville), and co-authoring an article with Dr. Cooney entitled "Japan and South Korea: Can These Two Nations Work Together?" which is being published in Asian Affairs.