Monday, November 17th, 2014
Last week, I registered for my last set of law school classes, and I’m not going to lie, it felt great. The end is in sight! For my last semester I’ve decided to spend the entire semester doing an externship with a local Tulsa firm. So basically I get school credit in exchange for work I do for the firm, plus a class component that meets once a week.
This is one of the great programs that TU Law offers, and is so beneficial in getting your foot in the door to potential employers and to help you network.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
I am just a little over a year away from graduating law school. Like everything else in life, looking back to when I first began, it seems that time has flown by. I was thinking about the difference in how I approached law school this semester compared to how I approached law school my first semester at the University of Tulsa. There are plenty of things that people told me and are going to tell you in an attempt to help. Some of this advice I wish I had taken to heart. Here are a few of the things that took me a little while to learn that I wish I could have made myself follow right out of the gate.
Monday, October 6th, 2014
The main goal of an interview is to make the interviewers like you. After landing the interview, you no longer have to worry about making yourself seem smart because you passed the required “smartness” test: they saw your resume and transcript, and you apparently meet the smarty pants standard. So, now it’s time to dazzle them with your excellent personality. Now, I am not encouraging you to be fake, but I am encouraging you to show them the happiest, most excited version of yourself.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
This is it. My LAST year of law school. My last first day of school and my last summer vacation. It’s sad but it’s exciting because on the other side of this year, come May I’ll have accomplished so much and will have much to be proud of. My 3L year is starting with exciting news of prospective post-graduation jobs, leadership positions within the TU law community, and solid friendships that I know will last well beyond graduation.
Wednesday, March 12th at 12:00
Although I am about to finish law school (only about 9 weeks left!), I am about to participate in my first mock trial today. This is something I’ve managed to avoid, even though TU offers tons of opportunities for trial practice including classes, clubs, and competitions. It’s not like I couldn’t have done this a lot sooner, as most of my classmates have. I just chose to avoid it. Today’s mock trial is part of my Advanced Torts class. I like torts and I am enjoying the class. It’s very interactive and the professor loves to create an atmosphere of conversation. He’s also an excellent trial attorney and he is sharing lots of insight with us on trial practice strategies. But I’m nervous. I don’t really like speaking in front of people, especially if I’m trying to be persuasive. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t plan to go into litigation!
Tuesday, March 4th at 3:00
Thursday night was the annual TU Law Talent Show, where classmates, professors and community members got to show off some amazing talents from song and dance to poetry readings and puppy talents. This charity event + silent auction was an amazing way to kick back and enjoy a night filled with laughter and awe at the amazing hidden talents the TU community has. PLUS, since it’s a charity event, you can feel good about yourself for taking a break from the books. I actually bid (and won!) my first silent auction for tickets to the ballet and almost went home with a puppy brought to the event by local animal shelter. It was a great start to an incredible weekend.
February 18th at 4:00 pm
1. The Community – As a smaller school, you really get to know your classmates, your professors and the members of the TU Law community. Whereas other law schools promote an environment of cut throat competition, at TU you know that if for some reason you have to miss a day of class, or missed something a professor said, a classmate will be more than willing to help you out. This spirit of cooperation and good will extends outside of the classroom as well. This past winter, when the roads were icy and covered in snow, students who were more experienced in driving in snow and had SUVS volunteered to help anyone having issues getting to class.
February 17th at 10:00 am
Today, I would like to tell everyone about the wonderful staff (aka the Golden Girls) that will be assisting you with the admissions process for the University of Tulsa College of Law. They are a wonderful group of ladies that are happy to assist prospective and current students in any way possible! The main contacts that most students will interact with are Janet, April, Monique and Megan. Below, I will be detailing their specific roles and backgrounds in an attempt to help you direct your questions to the appropriate person.
January 29th at 1:00 pm
I am currently in the process of being approved to take the Oklahoma bar exam in July. As part of the application, the National Conference of Bar Examiners does a thorough check of every applicant’s whole life. The application itself is long and demanding, asking for information on all kinds of stuff, like past employers (for the last 10 years), past addresses (which was a challenge for me since I’ve had over 20 addresses since age 18), and many other personal details. The NCBE gives law students the option to start this whole process during their 1L year – which I highly recommend, but did not do myself.
November 22nd 2013 at 12:00
It has been a long time since I last blogged, but I have finally come down from the Rocky Mountains to tell everyone about my internship at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Over the summer, I worked in the Land department in Anadarko’s Denver office. Here is a picture of our view from the 18th floor of the tower (I miss seeing the mountains everyday).
I was assigned to work in the Powder River Basin Asset group, but I was also able to work with the Exploration group too. I was tasked with a variety of projects that ranged from debt collection, drafting a wellbore assignment, managing a joint development agreement and researching state law.