Brittany Deitch, a recent graduate of The University of Tulsa College of Law, has accepted a position at Harvard Law School as a Case Development Initiative Fellow where she is working with faculty to develop Juris Doctorate curricula. Deitch’s career goal is to become a law professor.
Deitch graduated from TU Law with highest honors in 2017. During her time in Tulsa, she worked as an extern in the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, competed in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, served as a teaching assistant and research assistant, and published a law review article in a peer-reviewed journal. Deitch was honored with several CALI awards for earning the highest score in several classes including constitutional law, criminal law, nonprofit law, law and literature, theory and practice of punishment, criminal procedure and professional responsibility.
Deitch always suspected that she had an aptitude for law, but didn’t think law school would be financially accessible to her. “During my undergraduate education at Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia, I took the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), but was unable to go to a law school on the East Coast due to finances,” said Deitch. “My decision to attend TU Law was both instinctive and pragmatic. As soon as I crossed the threshold of TU Law, I immediately knew it was where I wanted to go. From a practical perspective, it was the most economically feasible way for me to get my degree. Without Tulsa’s low cost of living and TU’s low cost of attendance, I would never have been able to go to law school. Attending TU Law has shaped me as a person and as a professional.”
Deitch believes one of the best things about TU Law is its small size and faculty. “With a student body of about 300, everyone here has a chance to participate in something that will help them become who they want to become,” said Deitch who served as an officer in two student organizations and as a competitor in a national moot court competition. Deitch also had the opportunity to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland. “I think if I had gone to a larger school, I would not have had even half the opportunities TU Law provided me.”