Students at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law will be carrying a banner in TSU’s Oct. 22 homecoming parade featuring the photograph of a second-year law student killed this week in a hit-and-run crash in Houston, says Virgie A. Mouton, assistant dean for student development. Halley Catherine Shaw died Tuesday night at the scene of the wreck, and “Wednesday morning, as students came to school, they heard about it and held two prayer vigils in the lobby of the law school,” Mouton says. Law students completed the banner early Friday morning, which includes messages written by Shaw’s fellow students, she says. The funeral services will be Sunday, she says. The Jewish Law Student Association, which Shaw started at the law school this year, will hold a memorial for Shaw next week, she says. When she was a first-year student, Shaw started the school’s student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Mouton says. “She was not shy,” Mouton says. “She had a sense of humor and was a goal-setter. She definitely stood out in the crowd.” Shaw had been studying at the school and was in a car heading home when the crash occurred, Mouton says. Two other people in the vehicle with Shaw were injured: second-year law student Diana Cervantes and May 2011 law graduate Sergio Bello, Mouton says.
-- Jeanne Graham