Justin Tharp

Graduation Year


  • Custer City, Oklahoma


  • B.A., English, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    Minor, Spanish, Southwestern Oklahoma State University


What inspired you to pursue a law degree?

I had no idea where I was going in life after my second year at SWOSU, I just knew that I wanted to help people. One of my friends suggested becoming a lawyer, and after a few months of reading about a legal career and talking to local lawyers, I decided that Law School was for me.

Why did you choose OU Law?

I was Sooner born, and Sooner bred, so when I was given the opportunity to get a degree from OU, I jumped at it. I fell in love with the Law School the first time that I stepped in the building and decided my junior year of college that I would be attending OU Law, no matter how hard I had to work.

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

Most people do not know that I was a former college athlete. While at SWOSU, I played football as a Kicker/Punter. At a whole five feet, seven inches short, most people don’t view me as a college athlete.

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