2007 OBA Oustanding Student
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The TU Law faculty has selected Misty Cooper Watt as TU's 2007 Oklahoma Bar Assocations Outstanding Student.
Misty Cooper Watt, a December 2007 JD Candidate, has been honored with the Oklahoma Bar Association’s “Outstanding Student” award for the 2007-2008 academic year. The TU Law Faculty selects the recipient of the award from students who rank in the top 10% of their class.
Watt, originally from Iola, KS, graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science, and later a master of arts degree in rhetoric communication. While obtaining her master’s degree, Watt served as a public speaking instructor for Kansas State University.
While at the College of Law, Watt served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tulsa Law Review, Women’s Law Caucus Vice President, Student Bar Association Class Delegate, Student Ambassador, member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity, Property Teaching Assistant, and aid to the Legal Research Department.
In addition to the OBA award, Watt was published in the Tulsa Law Review for her article, Pharmacist Knows Best? Enacting Legislation in Oklahoma Prohibiting Pharmacists from Refusing to provide Emergency Contraceptives. She also served as a panelist with three TU Law professors interviewing former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor. Her other honors include first place in the TU Women’s Studies Essays Contest, the John Hager Award for Excellence in Torts, CALI Awards for excellent achievement in the study of Torts, Criminal Law, and Legal Reasoning, Authorities and Writing. She is also the recipient of an academic scholarship.
“I am especially honored to receive the OBA award because it is from the faculty and because I am following last year’s recipient, Alicia Edwards, a great friend I strongly admire,” Watt said.
After graduating from law school in December, Watt will join a litigation group in the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker, L.L.P., in Kansas City, Missouri.