Alex Courtney, 3L

My mother raised my sister and me in Southeastern Oklahoma in our small town of Atoka and I went to high school in Tushka. An even smaller town boasting a population of 300. After graduation, I enrolled at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where I earned my degree in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies. There I learned how important serving my community is to me, a passion that eventually led me to OCU Law. I chose OCU Law due to its commitment to provide opportunities to its students, promote diversity, and encourage community service.

I have had a number of opportunities provided to me since I began my legal education at OCU. I am currently President of OUTLaws (OCU Law’s LGBTQ+ student organization), Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for American Constitution Society, an Admissions Ambassador, and a Student Facilitator. In these organizations, I have made friends and so many great memories that will last me a lifetime.

The circumstances of my upbringing made me question whether or not I could succeed in law school, but that doubt quickly went away once I was immersed in OCU’s supportive atmosphere. The faculty and staff at OCU are kind, accommodating, and dedicated to making your time as a student as enjoyable as possible. Now I know that no matter what your background is, with the help of your fellow students and the amazing faculty and staff, you can thrive at OCU Law!