We are normally the one handing out the grades, but this month the National Jurist handed out employment Transparency Grades for all law schools. The University of Tulsa received an A+, a mark achieved by only 6 of the 197 law schools in the country. “We are pleased by this recognition,” says Kristine Bridges, Director of Professional Development, “and our commitment to transparency will remain a high priority.”
Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting with two of our TU Law students at a reception. The 2L has secured a competitive externship placement this summer and told the 1L she could do the same.
The 1L was hesitant about her ability to do so. The 2L gave her great advice: As long as you are sincere about your career intentions and work hard, you will find what you are seeking, but you must always have your game face on!
This time last year, Tulsa was buried under a blanket of snow. It was the most exciting weather event of the year! Schools, businesses, government agencies and the courts were closed for a week. For the youth, it was like Christmas all over again. For others, the snow caused much hardship, particularly for the elderly and home-bound, who had difficulty getting needed food, services and companionship. For our law students, feelings were mixed – getting a much needed break from class preparation was welcomed, but the thought of making up the classes was dreaded.