Meet the Class of 2015

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Kim Beight

Amherst, Ohio

1. Where did you grow up?

Amherst, Ohio

2. Where did you attend undergrad?

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK

3. What degree(s) have you earned?

Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science

4. Why did you choose to attend OU Law?

I chose OU Law because I visited and felt right at home. Given that law school is such an intensive experience, I was determined to find a place where I could feel safe to learn, ask questions, and make mistakes. I wanted to attend a school with accessible faculty and staff and cooperative atmosphere among students, while not sacrificing academic rigor, and expect OU to exceed my expectations in these areas. 

5. What is your favorite thing about OU?

My favorite thing, by far, is the school pride.  I have already started  what is sure to be an embarrassingly large collection of OU memorabilia.

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

A combination of my father and my travels.  My father (whom I have secretly titled "the father of Socratic parenting") instilled in me a love for logic and precise language.  Spending time in the Middle East has shown me what I am too young to have observed in my own country: wide-spread violence as a direct result of political unrest. Seeing the necessity of law and order first-hand has inspired me to become an active participant in our legal system. 

7. What is an interesting fact about you?

Before deciding to return to school and become a lawyer, I was pursuing my dream of rock-stardom, on the road with a full-sized van (with 7 other people) as a home.