Little Rock Native To Receive Bar Award

Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Published on 11/3/99

Patrick R. "Ricky" Pearce, Jr., a Little Rock native and third-year student at The University of Tulsa College of Law, will receive the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Outstanding Student Award at the annual meeting on November 10, 1999, in Oklahoma City.

Pearce will graduate from TU in May 2000 with a certificate in Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. He is a graduate of The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he received a BA degree in political science with a minor in environmental science.

At TU, Pearce is an active member in the Environmental Law Society and served as its vice president in 1998-99. He has also been a member of the Board of Advocates and Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity.

Pearce has won many scholastic awards, including the Gable & Gotwals Outstanding First-Year Student Award, and CALI Awards for Excellence in Civil Procedure I, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legal Research & Writing I and II, Property and Torts.

Pearce is Executive Articles Editor of The Energy Law Journal, a joint publication of The University of Tulsa College of Law and the Federal Energy Bar Association. He received the Outstanding Notes and Comments Award for 1999 for writing "The Right of an Indirect Customer to Challenge FERC-Approved Rate Settlements," published in the journal’s Spring 1999 volume.

While a student, Pearce has worked as a legal intern for McKinney & Stringer, P.C., in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., in Tulsa. He has also been a teaching assistant in TU’s College of Law Legal Research & Writing program.

Upon graduation, Pearce plans to accept employment with McKinney & Stringer, P.C. in Oklahoma City, where he will work in the environmental department.