Religious Studies Major Awarded Full-Tuition Scholarship to Law School

April 7, 2015

Thomas (T.J.) Mitchell Jr., a double major in Religious Studies and PPEL (Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law), has been awarded a full-tuition scholarship by the ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He will begin law school there in Fall 2015. T.J., who will graduate from the University of Arizona in May, has valued his experience as a Religious Studies major: “The Religious Studies program at the University of Arizona doesn’t only teach you about religion; it teaches you about people . . . . I also have gained so much more from my Religious Studies courses than just political understanding. The more cultures I studied within the Religious Studies department, the more understanding and respect I gained for the many diverse religions of the world. This respect and understanding has made me a better human being.”

In addition to double-majoring in Religious Studies and PPEL, T.J. made the most of his time as an undergraduate at UA through pursuing a wide range of leadership and work experiences, including serving as the President of Take Charge Cats, President of the University of Arizona’s Toastmasters International Chapter, and working as a law clerk for Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi PLLC.