Gweneviere Sommer, 3L

I was born and raised right here in Oklahoma City and attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where I received a Bachelor of Arts in History. Attending law school felt like a natural choice for me, and I knew I wanted to come home after undergrad. When I attended Dean’s Preview in December 2017, I knew I had found my school. I had visited other schools, but nowhere felt quite as welcoming or friendly as OCU. That warm reception, coupled with our superb location, has made my time here a dream.

I have had the opportunity to become engaged in several organizations and even hold positions within them as a 1L. I am a member of the Criminal Law Association, Poverty Law Group, FITE Club, Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Alpha Delta. I think the amount of organizations we have, and our small size allows all students to become involved in any area they are interested in and truly branch out into all areas of the law. OCU is so deeply connected to the downtown community that there is no shortage of opportunities for students to find and make connections. I have had the opportunity to intern at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office every year I’ve been in school, made easier by the proximity of the courthouse to the school, and the connection we have to the offices there. Our location has only broadened my appreciation of OCU, and I couldn’t be happier that I chose to come here.