Texas A&M Law School 3L Erin Bullard Wins Buck Weirus Spirit Award

April 13, 2014

Texas A&M Law School student Erin Bullard wins Buck Weirus Spirit AwardL-R: Marty Holmes ’87, Vice President, The Association of Former Students; Kathleen Gibson ’81, Chair of the Board of The Association of Former Students; Texas A&M Law School 3L Erin Bullard ’10 with Buck Weirus Award certificate; Dr. Mark Hussey ’79, Interim President, Texas A&M University; and Lt. Gen. Joe Weber ’72, Vice President of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University School of Law’s 3L Erin Bullard was one of 51 Texas A&M University students to receive the 2014 Buck Weirus Spirit Award for spirit and leadership. The awards ceremony, held at Texas A&M University in College Station on April 13, with interim University president Mark Hussey and Lt. Gen. Joe Weber, vice president for Student Affairs, in attendance.

The Buck Weirus Spirit Award is given to student leaders who create positive experiences in the Aggie community, impact student life, and enhance the Aggie Spirit. “The best of the best,” according to Rusty Thompson, director of Student Activities at Texas A&M and chair of the Buck Weirus award selection committee.

Bullard says she is honored to be selected. “This award symbolizes the relationships formed and lessons learned at law school, and that’s the most valuable thing I will take away from this experience,” she said.

Bullard is the current Student Bar Association (SBA) president and was previously the social chair. She has lead SBA and other student organizations through the transition from a private school to a public university, including working with the Texas A&M University Graduate Student Council on drafting requirements for law school student organizations. In addition, she launched the SBA Liaison program and implemented Honor Council elections. Bullard also organized a Thanksgiving feast for the entire law school community.

Erin Bullard celebrates Spirit AwardBullard celebrates the Spirit Award win with her family

She was also vice president and alumni relations manager for the Texas Aggie Legal Society. As a member of the Board of Advocates, she served as a volunteer judge for intramural competitions and competed in several ABA mediation competitions. Bullard won first place in both the 2013 Texas A&M Law Moot Court event and in the 2012 Texas Wesleyan Law Client Counseling competition.

Bullard graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 and studied political sciences and journalism and. She will receive her J.D. from Texas A&M School of Law this May.

The award, named for Richard “Buck” Weirus ’42 recognizes students for their outstanding contributions to student life programs at Texas A&M. Mr. Weirus served as Executive Director of The Association of Former Students from 1964 to 1980. Because of his unique leadership, vision, and support of student involvement, this award was established in 1982 in his honor. Award recipients received a unique commemorative watch and framed certificate.