Washburn Law Students Receive Prestigious David P. Phillips Scholarship Both Years it Has Been Awarded

David P. Phillips was the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for over 42 years. When he announced his retirement in 2012, the Foundation voted to name a special scholarship in his honor. The first David P. Phillips Scholarship was awarded in 2013 to Washburn Law student Aaron Friess. The 2014 recipient of the David P. Phillips Scholarship is also a Washburn Law student, Anthony “Tony” Ford.

Photograph: Aaron Friess In August Friess will join the Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin law firm’s Roswell, New Mexico office where he will practice oil and gas law with Greg Nibert. Nibert and Friess first met while attending a Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation program during a trip sponsored by the Washburn Oil and Gas Law Center.
Photograph: Tony Ford Ford is clerking with the Crowley Fleck law firm in Bismarck, North Dakota this summer where he is working on a number of oil and gas law issues. Ford will graduate in December 2014. He has been very active with the Washburn Oil and Gas Law Center and is currently working as the chief editor for the Vexatious Title Issues student symposium papers. He has also provided research and writing assistance to Professor Pierce on a number of projects, including the preparation of materials for the Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice course.