My name is Anissa Paredes, a 3L from St. Louis, MO. In 2015, I graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in English and a concentration in Pre-Law. I am interested in Civil Law and plan to be a civil litigator, although I have a love-hate relationship with the courtroom. I also plan to open my own firm after practicing for several years. I choose to attend OCU because I felt like this is where I needed to pursue my legal education. I love how much assistance and help the school offers, from the administration, the faculty and the students. Everyone wants you to exceed and is willing to help you exceed. Law school is hard and stressful enough and OCU makes sure to make these 3 or 4 years as smooth as possible.
Here at OCU, I am apart of several organizations. I am Articles Editor of The Law Review, Class of 2020 Section 2 Representative, Secretary for the Black Law Student Association, Merit Scholar, Law Admissions Ambassador, Member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn, Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Fraternity, and a member of the International Human Rights organization.
Fun Fact: My dream is to argue a civil rights case in front of the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court.
1L Tip: Always trust yourself, be confident and ASK QUESTIONS!