TU Law Alumni & Student Awards

Each year, the TU Law Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni and the Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Foundation honor outstanding students at the annual TU Law Alumni Awards Ceremony & Luncheon during the OBA Annual Meeting. 


2017 Alumni Awards

2017 award recipients will be recognized November 1 in Tulsa. Terry W. West (L.L.B '66), senior partner of The West Law Firm, presents the keynote, and TU Law honors four outstanding students along with The Honorable Robert D. Bell (J.D. '92), Outstanding Senior Alumnus, and Rachel E. Gusman (J.D. '08), Outstanding Junior Alumna.

The Honorable Robert D. Bell

Robert Bell received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law and his LL.M. from the Duke University School of Law. While at TU’s College of Law, Bell received the award for distinguished service to the House of Delegates in recognition for being elected to office all three years of school. Read more.

Rachel E. Gusman

Rachel E. Gusman graduated in 2008 with honors from The University of Tulsa College of Law. She is a junior partner with Graves McLain, having worked for the firm since her second year in law school. A dedicated alumna of the College of Law, she has served on the Alumni Board of Directors (2012-2015); participated in and recruited during on-campus interviews; and attended and planned events for students and alumni. Read more.

Terry W. West

Terry W. West is a senior partner of The West Law Firm. West was born in Ada, Oklahoma, and grew up in the small railroad town of Francis, just north of Ada. After graduating high school in 1956 at the top of his class, he attended East Central University and then transferred to the University of Oklahoma. He later attended The University of Tulsa College of Law’s night school program, where he served as the managing editor of the Tulsa Law Review and graduated with his L.L.B. in 1966. Read more.


2017 Student Awards

Hope Forsyth
OBA Outstanding Student Award

Priscilla Jones
OBF W.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship

Leslie Briggs
OBF Chapman-Rogers Scholarship Award

Colton Richardson
OBF Fellows Scholarship


2016 Alumni Awards

2016 award recipients were recognized November 2 in Oklahoma City. The Honorable Millie Otey (J.D. '79), Special District Judge for the 14th Judicial District of Oklahoma, presented the keynote, and TU Law honored the late Honorable Charles Owens (J.D. '60).

Henry Hoss (J.D. '85)
Outstanding Senior Alumnus

Henry Hoss is a trial lawyer at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City. Hoss practices primarily in the areas of construction litigation and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing contractors, architects and owners in construction litigation,... Read more

Erin Potter Sullenger (J.D. '13)
Outstanding Senior Alumna

Erin Potter Sullenger is an associate at Crowe & Dunlevy practicing in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. She is a member of the Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Administrative & Regulatory, Litigation & Trial and Indian Law & Gaming practice groups. Read more


2016 Student Awards

Caroline Guerra
OBA Outstanding Senior Law School Student Award

Austin Keathly
OBF W.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship

Amy Basler
OBF Chapman-Rogers Scholarship Award

Chase Snodgrass
OBF Fellows Scholarship