Meet the Class of 2015

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Elise Puma

Choctaw, Oklahoma

1. Where did you grow up?

Choctaw, Oklahoma

2. Where did you attend undergrad?

The University of Oklahoma

3. What degree(s) have you earned?

Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Criminology minor from the University of Oklahoma 

4. Why did you choose to attend OU Law?

I chose to attend OU Law because I love the University of Oklahoma and the state of Oklahoma.  OU offers an excellent program with a wide array of job opportunities and is very affordable.  I also chose to return home for law school because living in another state has helped me to see the wonderful sense of community and the personal level of support that OU offers.

5. What is your favorite thing about OU?

It's pretty much impossible to pick one favorite thing about OU!  I love the sense of pride you feel when you walk the campus and the way everyone at OU comes together as one Sooner family.  There's such a passion and commitment to the university that makes you feel at home.

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

My professors and classes in my undergraduate psychology degree really inspired me to continue studying how psychology plays a role in the legal realm.  After earning degrees in both psychology and criminology, I'm excited to pursue a legal education to apply my interdisciplinary background to improving our justice system.

7. What is an interesting fact about you?


I love hosting game nights and own more than 50 different board games!