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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Philosophy would like to congratulate Mark Washington (‘21 Philosophy) for his acceptance and scholarship into The University of Alabama School of Law. 

Washington will be graduating this Fall with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He also minored in Chemistry and completed the Pre-Law Certificate. Washington received his acceptance and scholarship through the Alabama Scholars Admissions Program.  Based on his LSAT and GPA, Washington was offered an annual scholarship of $23,000. 

When asked about this time at UAH, Mark says, 

“As I graduate this semester, I am super thankful for UAH and the professors that have helped me along the way. It was in my introduction to philosophy class that I settled on philosophy as a major and was nudged by my professor to consider law as a career. The classes that I would highlight as being formative in my preparation for law school as well as being incredibly interesting would be modern philosophy with Dr. John Harfouch, American philosophy with Dr. Deborah Heikes, and my research seminar with Dr. Andrew Cling. Dr. Harfouch was especially helpful and encouraging in my law school application process and acquiring my pre-law certificate. I know my degree will have me well prepared to take on the challenge of my 1L year.”

As Washington approaches year one of law school, he already has ideas of what type of law he would like to pursue and his ultimate goal. 

“I’m interested in a few different types of law, and I’m trying to keep my options open early in my law school journey per the advice of one lawyer I spoke to. My parents have been foster parents for 14+ years, so family law and child welfare interest me. Criminal, health, and civil rights law all interest me as well, so I am not sure where I will end up. My ultimate goal is to one day be sitting on the other side of the bench as a judge.” 

We look forward to seeing Washington’s progression in law school.  Congratulations. 

For questions about the Department of Philosophy or our Pre-Law Certificate program, please contact our college at