Joshua Cole

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  • Norman, Oklahoma


  • B.A., History, Thomas Edison State University


What inspired you to pursue a law degree?

I suppose it started when I was about 14 years old.  Before then, I had no interest in the field of law whatsoever.  However, as an early teenager, I began to seriously think and pray about what I should pursue as a career.  As I did so, I began to develop an appreciation for the field of law, and the ministry opportunities that can be accomplished therein.  While I had this passion for a few years after that, it wasn't until I took a Constitutional Law class in High School when I realized just how much I enjoyed the field.  From that point on, I was able to see myself actually pursuing a career in law, and was excited for the day when I would be able to attend law school.

Why did you choose OU Law?

As I said before, Norman is my hometown.  I'm very familiar with OU, and have had a lot of family members graduate from there.  I know that OU not only provides the best Law School in the state, but is also a very competitive program on the national level.  Plus, the convince of being able to live at home while attending Law School cuts away a lot of cost and adjustment that I wasn't interested in burdening myself with.  All of these factors together contributed to my choosing OU Law.

What is something most people don't know about you?

Something most people don't know?  That's a rather difficult question to answer.  When you grow up with 8 brothers and sisters, it's hard to keep any secrets.  I suppose one thing that's not very well known about me is that I don't drink coffee.  I love the smell, but the taste is way too strong for me.  The superior beverage is hot chocolate.

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