Laurie Schweinle, a native of Oklahoma, grew up near the city of Holdenville. She attended East Central University (ECU) in Ada, Oklahoma. While at ECU, she received the Oklahoma Regents Scholarship and was recognized by the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s Honor Roll for her academic performance. Laurie received a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2009 and graduated in the top ten of her class.
After graduation, Laurie began her employment with the State of Oklahoma at the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). CLEET initially employed Laurie as the Executive Assistant, but the titles of Legislative Liaison and Public Information Officer were soon added to her job duties. It was her work as the Legislative Liaison that sparked Laurie’s interest in the field of law. Over several years, she spent much of each legislative session at the Capitol engaging in public policy issues with legislators, their staff, and others. It was this experience that made Laurie realize how important it is for citizens to connect with our government and become involved in the lawmaking process. She hopes that a legal education will help her continue this civic involvement in the future, both professionally and personally.
As an Oklahoma City University School of Law student, Laurie is on the Dean’s List and Faculty Honor Roll and has received multiple CALI Awards for Excellence. Additionally, the Oklahoma Bar Association has recognized Laurie with its Outstanding Law Graduate Award. She is currently a Licensed Legal Intern and is a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review, the William J. Holloway Inn of Court, and Phi Delta Phi.
Laurie has clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma, Compton Law Firm, Phillips Murrah, and is currently at the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office. She looks forward to joining Phillips Murrah as an associate after graduation.