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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 2021-22, membership dues are free.




Ouachita Pre-Law Society Officers for 2021-22

  • Maddie Bailey, president
  • Caroline Johnson, vice president
  • Izzy Baughn, secretary/treasurer


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.

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 is a professor and chair of the Department of History, where he teaches courses in American history. He also coordinates 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.

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