Jasmine Dawkins, 2L
My name is Jasmine Dawkins, and I am from Del City, Oklahoma. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science. Upon graduation, I worked for a law firm in Oklahoma City but later decided to join the United States Air Force in 2014. There, I served as a Medical Logistician for four years and cross-trained into the JAG Corp and became a paralegal. I served in that position until I was accepted to OCU Law.
Being considered a “non-traditional student” has brought its ebbs and flows, but I would be remiss if I didn’t say that OCU Law has done an amazing job at making me feel included and part of a community. One of the main reasons I became an Admissions Ambassador is because of the diversity and inclusivity. When I first arrived to OCU Law, a member of the team greeted me…by name. While that may be a small detail to some, it had a great impact on my feelings about returning to school and chasing after my dream.
Aside from being a student and serving as an Admissions Ambassador, I have the honor to serve as the Fundraising Chair for John E. Green Black Law Student Association, Historian for Murrah Student Association, and as the Director of Programming for the Southwest Region of National Black Law Student Association. A few words of encouragement I would give to prospective/incoming students is something very simple: don’t stop believing in yourself. It is never too late to go after what you want and live out your purpose. I am a living testimony.