Meet the Class of 2015
Eric WarnerOklahoma City, Oklahoma
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated high school from Heritage Hall in 2007.
2. Where did you attend undergrad?
I decided to go out of state for college and attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. I was attracted to the size of the college, the beautiful campus, and the historical ties, as it was the site of Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech in 1946.
3. What degree(s) have you earned?
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in pre-law.
4. Why did you choose to attend OU Law?
I have always been a Sooner at heart, and after undergrad I wanted to return home to Oklahoma. It was only natural that I felt a desire to attend the best law school in the state.
5. What is your favorite thing about OU?
I have many fond memories of OU growing up. I have been to many football games, basketball games, etc., and I attended a baseball camp one summer when I was in little league that I absolutely loved. Any time I have visited the campus for anything I have always found the people exceptionally kind and helpful. I also love the town of Norman. It has a wonderful college town feel.
6. What (or who) inspired you to pursue a legal education?
In 8th grade, I participated in a mock trial in my social studies class. I volunteered to be the prosecuting attorney, and my teacher had prepared questions and answers for the students in advance and all we were supposed to do was sort of go through the motions just to give us an idea of how the process worked. I, however, took it upon myself to study the background of the case the teacher provided and develop my own questions and trial techniques, and I ended up winning a case the was designed to favor the defense. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a trial attorney. Throughout high school, I entertained the thought of a couple of different careers, but I always came back to law. There is no doubt in my mind that this is what I am supposed to do.
7. What is an interesting fact about you?
Most people find it interesting that I am such a good cook. If I hadn’t decided to go to law school, I most likely would have opted for culinary school. My girlfriend says she finds it a bit intimidating, but I’ve assured her she is a fine cook as well. She still doesn’t believe me.