I attended TU as an undergraduate and I love the Tulsa community, so as I began my law school search, I was biased. Small class sizes, professional development opportunities and strong ties to the legal community certainly made TU attractive, but ultimately it was the personal contact and attention to detail that predominates at TU that made me decide to stay true to the gold and blue. Everyone at TU is welcoming, helpful and encouraging. It is a great place to plant roots as a legal professional.
2. What made you interested in pursuing law?
Honestly, I was not initially interested in pursuing law. I worked in my mother’s family law office as a teenager and my initial conception of what it means to be an attorney, namely high investments with unknown pay-off, scared me away from a legal vocation. Further, it did not help that I have been advised to follow in my mother’s footsteps for most of my life–naturally I rebelled! Though I am very passionate about studying history, my other dream vocation, I came to the conclusion that I would rather affect history than study the effects others have made, even if only for a very few individuals.
3. Where did you do your undergraduate studies and what did you study?
As stated above, I attended college at The University of Tulsa and am a proud graduate of the Honors College. I studied History and English Literature.
4. What are you looking forward to/excited about this semester?
Nerd that I am, I look forward to learning a new way of thinking! Everyone keeps referring to the “language of law”–I am desperate to speak and think it.
5. What class sounds most interesting to you this semester and why?
Constitutional Law I and Legal Writing I are the two classes I am most excited about this semester–though I am excited about all of them. I am one of those people that loves being in a classroom. These two classes are probably tied for my favorite due to my undergraduate double majors in history and English. Constitutional Law relies heavily on the narrative of American history, and Legal Writing focuses on compositional skills and linguistic techniques toward a legal voice.
6. What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to cook and on several occasions, I have worked as a “sous chef” for cooking classes–Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and French–for fun. I mostly washed dishes, but I have passable professional knife skills.