Meet the Class OF 2015



Joe Banks

Houston, Texas

1. Where did you grow up?

Houston, Texas

2. Where did you attend undergrad?

University of Houston

3. What degree(s) have you earned?

Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting

4. Why did you choose to attend OU Law?

OU Law has a great regional reputation, stellar campus and facilities and friendly faculty and staff.

5. What is your favorite thing about OU?

I like the sense of camaraderie and school spirit. It's hard to beat the enthusiasm all the Sooners have for OU!

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

I have always wanted to practice law. While working for KPMG LLP, I realized that Law is found in many areas, especially outside of the courtroom. When I learned more about mergers and acquisitions, corporate tax, transfer pricing, real estate and oil and gas law, it hit me. Law is a broad field with many options for individuals searching for the right "career" for them. Going in to accounting actually pushed me towards going into law instead of away from it. I am excited to take these next steps in my life!

7. What is an interesting fact about you?

I have modeled for the clothing store of which I share the same name (or at least pretty close),  Joseph. A. Bank.