Oklahoma Bar Association to Honor TU College of Law Outstanding Student at Nov. 4 Luncheon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jared Burden will be recognized as the 2009 Oklahoma Bar Association TU College of Law Outstanding Student. The award will be presented at the law school’s alumni luncheon held in conjunction with the OBA annual convention, Nov. 4, in Oklahoma City.

A third-year law student from Midland, Texas, Burden is a 2000 graduate of Midland High School. He received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, and a master’s degree in Classics from Texas Tech University.

Burden currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Tulsa Law Review and is a member of the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity. His article, “Bursting Bubbles: Participations, Derivatives, and the Roles They Play in Creating Banking Crises,” has been selected for publication in Volume 45 of the Tulsa Law Review. He also received the John Hager Award for Excellence in Torts, the Kenneth L. Brune Award for Evidence, the Gable & Gotwals Outstanding Student Award, the George and Jean Price Award for Legal Reasoning, Authorities, and Writing, and Computer Assisted Legal Instruction awards in Contracts, Torts, Reasoning and Writing I and II, Evidence and Professional Responsibility.

After graduation, Burden will join the Tulsa office of McAffee & Taft.

The luncheon, hosted by the TU College of Law, will be held at noon, Nov. 4, 2009 at the Sheraton Downtown in Oklahoma City in conjunction with the OBA annual convention. Tickets for the luncheon are $30 and can be purchased by calling (918) 631-3723.

Jimmy Hart