As a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law and attorney in the downtown office of Hall Estill, I would like to commend and congratulate President Robert Henry and the board of trustees of OCU for relocating the law school to our thriving downtown. OCU Law's stellar faculty will now be able to offer students an even better opportunity to immerse themselves in the practical application of law by being within walking distance of federal and state courthouses and the offices of some of the most diverse and exciting law offices in Oklahoma. Such a move will allow local firms to become more accustomed to the quality students attending OCU Law, and will allow those students unprecedented exposure to potential employers. It also will allow alums to maintain an active relationship with the institution that has given so much to them. Attorneys will be able to easily access the campus not only to take advantage of the many resources available through the law library, but to interact with students through adjunct teaching, panel presentations and various law school events.
Needless to say, the downtown location will also offer OCU Law's outstanding faculty a more dynamic venue in which to teach, and room to grow. During my time so far with Hall Estill, I already realize the benefits of the amazing education I received at OCU. Congratulations to those involved who have the vision to lead OCU Law forward.
Blake Lawrence, Oklahoma City