Cox to deliver 2011 alumna lecture on April 6

Friday, March 25, 2011

Melissa Ann Cox (BA ’99) will be the 2011 Distinguished Alumna Lecturer in Law and Politics from 12 to 1 p.m., April 6 in the Dean’s Conference Room, Chapman Hall.

Cox’s presentation, “The Journey to Law School and Beyond: A Conversation with a Yale Law School Graduate,” is sponsored by The University of Tulsa’s Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Political Science.

At TU, Cox majored in political science and economics. She was a member of varsity crew, a Student Association senator, vice president of Delta Delta Delta, president of Mortar Board, a President’s Ambassador, and a participant in the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge.

After she graduated from TU, Cox was an AmeriCorps volunteer (1999-2000), a British Marshall Scholarship recipient (2001-02), and a research assistant/analyst at the Brookings Institution (2002-04). As a British Marshall Scholarship recipient, she earned a master’s degree in social policy and planning at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in economic and social history at Oxford University.

Cox graduated from Yale Law School in 2007. She was an associate attorney at Jenner & Block, LLP, from 2007 to 2009.

She served as a law clerk to Judge Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, from 2009 to 2010. Cox now is a law clerk to Judge Stephanie K. Seymour, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


Professor Jeffrey Hockett