The Inn is named in honor of Joseph M. Pritchard, who died of cancer on May 31, 1979, at the age of 35. He served on the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors from 1973 through 1977, and was Secretary of the organization from 1976 to 1977. 

A CELEBRATION OF YOUNG LAWYERS PAST AND PRESENT

Each year in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, the Texas Young Lawyers Association Joseph Pritchard Inn sponsors a social event in honor of past and present TYLA directors. 

JOSEPH M. PRITCHARD INN SCHOLARSHIP

The Joseph M. Pritchard Inn annually awards a $500 scholarship, based on need and merit, to one second-year law student at an ABA accredited law school in Texas. The dean of the law school selects the recipient.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Membership is open to past and present TYLA officers and directors. The $20 dues fund the annual scholarship and help off-set expenses for the Inn’s annual meeting social during the State Bar Annual Meeting

2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Charles Graham, Jr.
Thurgood Marshall School of Law | JD Candidate '22
Charles is a proud alum of The University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Government and Africana History, Charles joined Teach For America, where he taught Special Education and African American History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While teaching in Philadelphia, Charles also earned his Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his Teach For America commitment, Charles returned to his home city of Houston, Texas, to work as a Special Education teacher and educational leader for a number of years. As an educator, Charles witnessed the many ways in which law and policy affect families and teachers. With the goal of expanding his impact outside the classroom, Charles decided to pursue a legal career at Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Charles hopes to use his platform to advocate for underrepresented communities and promote diversity within the legal profession.

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