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Pre-Law Society


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 through get-togethers and an annual community service project.


Membership and Dues

Membership is open to current full-time undergraduate students who are in good standing with the university. At the opening meeting in the fall semester, interested students may join the society. Membership is renewable each academic year.

For 2023-24, membership dues are free.



Ouachita's Pre-Law Society officers provide leadership in the planning of and ensuring attendance to Society events and activities.  Officer nominations and elections are conducted at the Society's opening meeting.


Faculty Sponsors

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.

Myra Houser is an associate professor and chair of the Department of History.  She teaches world history, including Contemporary World and History of World Societies within the CORE curriculum, and upper level history offerings in African, Caribbean and African Diaspora History.
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.

Malcolm Rigsby is a professor, attorney, and coordinator of Ouachita's Criminal Justice Program.  He teaches courses in criminal justice and sociology. 

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.

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