University of Texas School of Law Student Receives Scholarship from Criminal Defense Firm

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Hensleigh Crowell Wins $1500 Scholarship from Broden & Mickelsen

Today, Broden & Mickelsen, a Federal and state criminal defense law firm, announced the winner of a scholarship available only to law students in Texas.

Hensleigh Crowell, a second year student at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, was chosen among a group of highly qualified applicants. Crowell has an undergrad in psychology and is enrolled full time, concentrating on criminal law. In her past, Crowell worked for the Innocence Project, a non-profit dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted.

“I'm incredibly grateful for the Broden & Mickelson Criminal Law Student Scholarship,” said Crowell. “I came to law school knowing that I wanted to spend my career working to reduce our country's reliance on mass incarceration, but I was also aware that this type of work is not always popular and certainly not well-funded. This scholarship financially enabled me to work at a Public Defender Office, delivering my first real world experience in criminal defense.

“The scholarship’s purpose was to find and help an exemplary student like Crowell,” said Clint Broden, attorney at Broden & Mickelsen. “Crowell’s dedication to criminal defense aligns with our firm and the greater criminal justice community. We look forward to seeing her graduate and grow in her pursuit of defending the accused.”

“Criminal defense is often an unpopular choice for law students,” said attorney Mick Mickelsen. "It’s a field that is less lucrative then business or corporate law, yet that doesn't make it any less important. Broden and I created the scholarship to reward Texas law students aligned with criminal defense and to encourage employment with a Federal Public Defender Office.”

Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen were both Federal Public Defenders in Texas. Public defenders represent clients who can’t afford legal representation. The experience greatly affected their passion and skill for criminal defense and led to the opening of their own law firm in 1998. Broden & Mickelsen founded the scholarship in 2014 to provide financial assistance to students and encourage a similar career path.

About Broden & Mickelsen
Broden & Mickelsen is a Dallas criminal defense law firm between Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen. Both attorneys represent clients throughout Texas and nationwide for Federal crimes. Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen are board certified in criminal law and criminal appeals.

Broden & Mickelsen have been in practice for over 20 years and are recognized by D Magazine, Super Lawyers and as Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Texas.

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