Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Allen Martin
Pepperdine Caruso Law is proud to congratulate its latest bell-ringer in honor of post-graduate employment success, Allen Martin! Allen was joined in the joyful celebration by Dean Paul Caron, Associate Dean Jason Jarvis, Judge Tiffany Williams via Zoom, members and directors of Career Development, Deans' Suite, and Administrative Offices, and Allen's law school colleagues. Prior to ringing the bell, Allen thanked his wife Leksi for her continued encouragement, and his friends who showed up to support him.
Following graduation, Allen will be an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF). The Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) is his host organization. Allen's project is implementing a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) in the Cedar Park Veterans Administration Clinic in Cedar Park, Texas. He found out about the position because he subscribed to receive emails from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, which included a job posting for the position. After applying and interviewing with TLSC, they extended an offer contingent on Allen being selected as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. Allen then worked with TLSC to draft a project proposal, interviewed with TAJF and Equal Justice Works, and was accepted as a Fellow. He found out about and became very interested in MLPs in college when he interned for Greater Waco Legal Services (GWLS) in Waco, Texas, where he researched strengthening their existing MLP.
Allen's undergraduate institution was Abilene Christian University, where he double-majored in English and political science. At Caruso Law, Allen was active on the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law as a lead articles editor, served on the Moot Court Board as a Moriarity Competition co-chair in spring 2021; and was problem writer for the fall 2021 Armand Arabian Competition. He also enjoyed externing for the Honorable Jeffrey C. Manske of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas after his 1L year; working as a teaching assistant for Dean Jason Jarvis's fall 2021 Civil Procedure class; and clerking for the Council on American-Islamic Relations during his 2L spring semester; and working for Wagstaff LLP in Abilene, Texas, the summer after his 2L year.
Allen would like to thank his wife, Leksi, for constantly lifting him up and rooting for him while studying in her own rigorous academic program. He also wants to thank his friends who were always supportive and showed up in moments when he needed them. Without his friends, Allen truly doesn't think he would have made it through law school. Finally, Allen wants to thank Dean Jason Jarvis and Judge Tiffany Williams for providing him with guidance and encouragement in school and in obtaining his position.
Congratulations to Allen!