As an international and Muslim student, I have felt very welcome at the University of Oklahoma College of Law since my first visit. I had no doubt I would choose OU College of Law among the other choices I had. I am very confident to say it was the best decision I could possibly have made.
Participating in John B. Turner LL.M. Program has given me the great opportunity to pursue my education in my dream field of study, Energy and Natural Resources Law. The LL.M. program provides an exceptional educational environment with the chance to communicate with outstanding professors who are all very knowledgeable in their respective areas and so willing to share their experience and assist students in any way possible.
In addition to having access to excellent educational quality, being able to attend different conferences and field trips related to my field of study has given me the opportunity to meet professionals in this field and further my understanding of the potential of my professional career in the future. I am very grateful to the law school and my professors who have supported and encouraged me to become involved in the program.
All in all, attending in Jonh B. Turner LL.M. Program has been an invaluable part of my life and legal education. I am so pleased with my decision to come to the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
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What led you to OU Law? I have wanted to go to law school since I was a teenager. I was active in speech contests and enjoyed making oral presentations. When I was in high school, I would go downtown and watch some of the trials at the courthouse, so, I got acquainted with the courtroom rather early. I obtained a Navy scholarship to go to OU. I was a regular Navy midshipman then I served three years in the far east before coming back to law school. I wanted to attend law school and came back to OU.
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What led you to OU Law? OU Law has been part of my family since the 1920s. My great uncle was Dr. Maurice Merrill, a 1922 graduate of OU Law who then earned a Doctorate in Law from Harvard University in 1925. Merrill taught at OU Law for 30 years, published numerous seminal works in oil and gas law, constitutional law, administrative law and the law of Notice. While still in his twenties, Merrill published the seminal treatise Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Law, which has been a cornerstone of my cases. In law school, I lived with Uncle Maurice and marveled at his longhand scrawl which was literally final copy in its first draft form. In my mind, he will always be ten times the lawyer that I ever became.