Ouachita’s Pre-Law Society was established in the spring of 2016 with the induction of 13 charter members.
It’s purpose is to:
– provide information and guidance on the legal profession, law school admissions, and LSAT preparation;
– facilitate connections with practicing attorneys, especially alumni; and
– encourage camaraderie among fellow students.
Membership and Dues
Membership is open to current full-time undergraduate students who are in good standing at the university. At the opening meeting in the fall semester, interested students may join the society. Membership is renewable each academic year.
Annual dues are $40.
Pre-Law Society officers for 2019-2020 are:
Maggie Donnell, president
Claire Seale, vice-president
Abby Turner, secretary
Doug Reed is the university’s pre-law advisor. He serves as chair of the Political Science Department, where he teaches courses in American government, statistical methods, and public law. He is also the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Bryan McKinney is the university’s general counsel. He serves as dean of the Hickingbotham School of Business, where he teaches courses in business law as well as the HSB senior seminar.
Chris Mortenson serves as chair of the History Department, where he teaches American history courses with a special emphasis on military history, Colonial and Nineteenth Century America, the U.S. Civil War, and the U.S. South. He is also the coordinator of the university’s book discussion group, the Gutenberg Conspiracy.
Ben Utter is an assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literature, where he teaches courses in literature, literary criticism, and composition. He also teaches OBU Connections.