Meet the Admissions Team

OU Law is committed to creating a strong, inclusive community. The Admissions Team is here to help you on your journey to law school. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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Camal Pennington

Director of Admissions

Education

B.A., Oklahoma City University, 2010

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2013

Bio

Camal Pennington joined the OU College of Law as Director of Annual Giving in January 2018 and became Director of Admissions in July 2020.

Prior to working for the College of Law, Camal was a congressional staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he focused on education, civil rights, and criminal justice reform. Following two years of work in Washington, D.C., he served as an attorney for the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers.

Camal is a member of the Northeast OKC Healthy Community Collaborative, serves on the board of directors for NE OKC Renaissance Inc., and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL Class XII. As an OU Law student, Camal was a member of the Americans for Access to Justice mock trial team and was President of the Student Bar Association.

Why did you choose to attend OU Law?

The OU Law community demonstrated their commitment to helping each student individually reach their highest potential. While OU Law excels in producing graduates who succeed on the bar exam (95% bar passage rate in 2019) and get a job (97% employment rate for the Class of 2019), what really sets OU Law apart is that we are dedicated to helping you become a leader in your community. I chose OU Law because they invested their efforts in helping me fulfill my dreams. I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to help create the next generation of Sooner lawyers who will lead and change the world.

Email: cpennington@ou.edu

Phone Number: 405-325-7653

Maddie Farris

Associate Director of Admissions

Education

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Oklahoma, 2015

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2019

Bio

Maddie Farris joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law as the Associate Director of Admissions in 2019. Born and raised in Norman, Maddie earned her bachelor’s degree from OU with a degree in sociology-criminology in 2015 and earned her J.D. from OU in 2019.

While in law school, Maddie was involved in many clubs and organizations, including serving on the Board of Advocates as the 1L Moot Court Director, as the Student Bar Association’s Vice President of Special Events, and as a mentor for 1Ls during her second and third year. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Joseph F. Rarick “Just Desserts” Award, voted on by her peers, for being the student who contributed the most to making the OU College of Law a more beneficial place. She is currently a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

What is your favorite thing about OU Law?

My favorite thing about OU Law is how it really is one big family. While it might sound cliche, OU Law truly is unlike any other law school out there. Professors know not only your name but who you are as a person which gives them the ability to invest their time into you in an individualized way. There are also many different ways to get involved and meet people on and off campus. For example, there are about 40 different student organizations. They will put on a mulititude of events including tailgates (Boomer Sooner!) before football games, student appreciation weeks, HalLAWeen parties, Law Prom, and intramurals. Law school is already stressful enough so it's amazing to see how much time and effort goes into making sure that everyone becomes part of the OU Law community!

Email: maddiefarris@ou.edu

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