2006 OBA Outstanding Student

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Faculty has selected Alicia J. Edwards as the 2006 Oklahoma Bar Assocations Outstanding Student.

Each of the three Oklahoma law schools selects a graduating student to receive the award. These students are recognized at the OBA's annual meeting in November.

 Alicia Edwards, a third-year student at the University of Tulsa College of Law, is originally from Tulsa. She graduated magna cum laude from TU in 1993 with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, participated in the TU Honors Program, and, during her senior year, was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Edwards also holds a master's degree in environmental management from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, she worked as a graduate research assistant in the Environmental and Ground Water Institute. She also served as a Visiting Research Fellow in the International Freshwaters Program at the International Academy of the Environment in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before attending TU Law, Ms. Edwards worked as an environmental scientist for CH2M HILL in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her primary responsibilities included providing environmental compliance support for industrial clients, preparing emergency response plans for water utilities, and coordinating public involvement programs.

At TU, Ms. Edwards serves as an Articles Research Editor for the Tulsa Law Review and is a member of Phi Delta Phi. In 2005, she attended TU's Summer Institute in European and International Law in Dublin, Ireland, and Leuven, Belgium. While in Dublin, she completed a four-week internship with a barrister-at-law in Four Courts.

Ms. Edwards has received the Fenelon Boesche Award, the Judge Tom Brett Criminal Law Award, the Gable & Gotwals Outstanding Student Award in the First Year, the George and Jean Price Award, and the F.M. Rowell, Sr., Award. She is a John Rogers Scholarship recipient, has been named to the faculty honor roll, and has earned numerous CALI awards.

After graduating from law school in May, Ms. Edwards will join the law firm of Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P., in Tulsa.