My name is Kira Briggs. I am a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I received my B.A. in Political Science and African American Studies, with a double minor in Southern studies and Legal studies from The University of Arkansas. When I was fifteen years old my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. At the time I was studying for the American College Test (ACT). I told her I wanted to be a lawyer. And ever since then, with my mother’s guidance, I have remained on the path of becoming my ancestors’ wildest dreams.
I can recall my very first time meeting the previous Dean of Admissions at a graduate school fair in Arkansas. Our conversation eventually led me to have the opportunity to tour OCU Law. After my tour, I applied for that admissions cycle. As a third-year law student, I am a member of F.I.T.E (Fighting for Innocence Through Exoneration), the Criminal Law Association, and the Sports, Property, and Entertainment Law Association. I am also the Vice President of the John E. Green Black Law Student Association. OCU Law is my home away from home. The unity as one big family is what made me realize that I am exactly where I need to be. I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the OCU Law community.