Meet the Class OF 2015



Evan Chambers

Redmond, Washington

1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up on the Seattle Eastside, in Redmond, Washington.

2. Where did you attend undergrad?

I did my undergrad at Oklahoma Baptist University.

3. What degree(s) have you earned?

I have a BSE in Secondary Education (OBU) and an MA in English (OU)

4. Why did you choose to attend OU Law?

I chose to attend OU Law becauase it offers one of the most comprehensive Energy Policy programs in the nation. Preparation through OU's oil and gas law program will equip me to work at a multitude of capacities within the sector.Though I intend to work in renewable resources, it is impossible to work in the industry without a deep understanding of the ways in which oil and gas law have shaped American and international energy policies. Whether it is in public policy and regulation or corporate investment, an OU Law degree will give me the skills and abilities to navigate the evolving energy sector.

5. What is your favorite thing about OU?

My favorite thing about OU is the appreciation of academic rigor within an collaborative, collegial environment. The faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma do not see these as mutually exclusive ideals but instead recognize the interplay between them as necessary for learning.

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

I was inspired to pursue a law degree when I recognized the tangible, practical changes that could be accomplished in the world by legal work. Because the energy sector has such expansive effects on the environment, urban and rural spaces, governments and various people groups (some of whom have little representation in policy decisions), I saw the opportunity a legal professional could have to create lasting, positive consequences for all stakeholders. I was inspired by the possibility of being able to work towards a better earth, a better life for people and a more thriving local economy fueled by creative and industrious individuals.

7. What is an interesting fact about you?

An interesting fact about me is that I am a recent parent of identical twin boys. My wife and I welcomed our two sons, Kai and Whit, into the world on March 5, 2012.