Student with Brookhaven ties earns law school honor

Published 9:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2023

The University of Virginia School of Law has named four students Ritter Scholars for 2023-2024, including Keegan Hudson. Hudson, 25, is the son of Keith and Dr. Pamela Gregory Hudson and the Grandson of Johnnie B & Annie Francis Hudson of Brookhaven, and Dr. Patrick & Josephine Gregory of Jackson. He is a graduate of Alcorn State University and played football there.

Other student winners are Julia Jean “JJ” Citron, James Hornsby, and Elizabeth Putfark.

Established by Willis Ritter (class of 1965) in honor of his parents, the Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Prizes recognize third-year students “who best exemplify the qualities of honor, character and integrity envisioned by Thomas Jefferson when he founded UVA.” The honorees — selected based on nominations from students, faculty, staff and alumni — receive a tuition award.
Hudson is a member of the Raven Society and has served as president of the Black Law Students Association, on the Virginia Environmental Law Journal editorial board, and on the school’s Curriculum Committee and Diversity Advisory Council. He was also a finalist with BLSA’s 2022 moot court team, which advanced from the Mid-Atlantic Region to compete in the final rounds of the National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition. After graduation, Hudson will work at Akin Gump Law in Dallas.

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