Bryan Kelly, 2L, Awarded C.L. Clark Scholarship

Photograph: Bryan KellyBryan Kelly, J.D. candidate '16, was awarded the C.L. Clark Scholarship, presented by the Greater Salina Community Foundation. Kelly attended high school in Saline County. C.L. Clark, '31, was a native Kansan and practiced law for 53 years in Salina, Kansas.

According to the Greater Salina Community Foundation, "He (Clark) and James P. Mize were the co-founders of the Salina law firm of Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered.  During his career, Mr. Clark was recognized as a leading banking, business, tax, and corporate attorney.  He was heavily involved in community activities, serving on the boards of numerous civic organizations, and he also served as Salina’s city attorney in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Mr. Clark passed away in 2004 at the age of 96.  He was at one and the same time a very passionate and compassionate man, constantly championing the rights of minorities and the underprivileged.  This scholarship is given in the hopes that the recipients will use it to further not only their legal educations, but also the standards of excellence maintained by Mr. Clark on a daily basis for over half a century – legal skills, integrity, character, credibility, ethics, and compassion for the less fortunate."