OBA Family Law Student Award

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Melissa Herr has been selected to receive the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Student Award.

Each of the three Oklahoma law schools selects a student to receive the award. These students are recognized at the OBA Annual Meeting in November.

 Ms. Melissa Herr, a third-year student at the University of Tulsa College of law, is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, with a minor in Public Law, at Missouri State University in May of 2004.

While at the University of Tulsa, Ms. Herr has studied numerous areas of the law, with a minor emphasis in family law, and was named to the Dean’s honor roll her first semester. She has received a CALI award in three of her semesters, including the CALI award for her achievements in Family Law. She completed a Judicial Internship at the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau with Judge Edward Hicks, where she gained valuable family law experience in researching various areas of family law and observing the Juvenile and Family Drug Courts. She was a Student Clinician at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Legal Program, where she worked on a handful of family law cases, including an adoption case, a guardianship case, a custody case, and a divorce case.

In addition to her emphasis in family law, Ms. Herr has remained an active and involved student at TU. She was the Spring 2006 Year In Review Editor for the Energy Law Journal, and serves as a Senior Staff Member on the Energy Law Journal and as the ABA/LSD Vice President. Currently, she is a law clerk at Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis and hopes to continue her work in the area of family law after graduating from TU in May of 2007.