Scholarship Highlights – Clint Summers

Name: Clint Summers

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Law School: University of Tulsa

Grad Year: 2019

What field of law are you studying: federal courts, constitutional law, federal Indian law, criminal law, administrative law

Where did you attend undergrad: University of Oklahoma

What was your Major/Minor: Finance and International Business majors with an Arabic minor

What year did you Graduate: 2010

What are your short-term and long-term goals, professionally & personally?

I will clerk for the Honorable Claire V. Eagan in the Northern District of Oklahoma for one year and then will clerk for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener in the Fifth Circuit for one year.  Eventually, I would like to practice criminal law and Native American law.  Personally, I look forward to starting a family with my fiancé and trying out a new city in New Orleans.  I also hope to run a marathon soon.

What made you decide to attend law school?

My dad is an attorney.  He has always been an inspiration to me and so becoming an attorney has always been a thought I’ve had.  I worked in oil and gas after undergrad and when the industry took a downturn, I thought it was a good time to go back to school.  I have also been interested in criminal justice since before law school.

Are there any laws or social rules that completely baffle you?

The federal criminal jurisdiction Indian status test.

What historical figure inspires you and why?

The Apostle Paul, because although he was the most talented intellectual of his time, he lived in poverty and gave up all that he had for what he believed in.

What is the most important thing you have learned in law school or undergrad?

In law school, I learned that the learning never stops.

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