Meet the Class OF 2015



Katie Polachek

Dallas, Texas

1. Where did you grow up?

I have moved a lot, however I would consider Dallas, Texas, to be my home.

2. Where did you attend undergrad?

Texas A&M University…Whoop!

3. What degree(s) have you earned?

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in English

4. Why did you choose to attend OU Law?

I chose OU Law because I am very interested in criminal, energy, and environmental law; I have found OU to have several programs and organizations that emphasize these types of law.

5. What is your favorite thing about OU?

My favorite thing about OU Law is its variety of organizations. There seems to be organizations that can help each student hone their skills. I have already discovered five that I am thrilled about!

6. What (or who) inspired you to pursue a legal education?

I was inspired to pursue a legal education because of several lawyers I met in my year of interning with a criminal defense attorney. I met numerous defense attorneys who treated their clients as if they were guilty unless proven innocent. Therefore these attorneys were less inclined to advocate for their clients. However, the law states you are innocent until proven guilty. I know that as a law student, witnessing this mistreatment of clients and misinterpretation of the law will greatly influence the way I approach a case.

7. What is an interesting fact about you?

I am terrified of extreme heights but have ridden one of the tallest roller coasters in the world.