Meet the Staff - College of Law

Meet the Staff

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Rachel Baker
Associate Dean, Director of Professional Development
918-631-2890
rachel-baker@utulsa.edu

Rachel joined The University of Tulsa College of Law in January 2017 and previously served as the Associate Director of Professional Development. Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Midwestern State University with a BAAS in 2003. She later attended TU Law and received her JD in 2012.

Prior to law school, Rachel spent several years working with real estate closing and abstracting companies, both in Oklahoma and Texas. She has experience in various types of real estate transactions from basic residential real estate to multi-million dollar commercial transactions.

Following law school, Rachel worked as an associate for Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP, and Feamster & Carroll, PLLC, focusing primarily on all areas of family law, including, but not limited to, actions involving paternity, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, and adoption. Prior to joining TU Law, she also managed her own law firm, Rachel L. Baker, PLLC, where she provided clients with representation in various family law matters.

In addition to her courtroom experience, Rachel has volunteered with numerous organizations including Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, United Way, and Early Settlement Mediation Programs.

In the Professional Development Office, Dean Baker assists with all professional development programs and provides career services support for students and alumni, as well as coordinates with potential employers. Rachel is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Tulsa Title & Probate Lawyers Association, and NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals.


Jessica Vaught

Jessica Vaught
Associate Director of Professional Development
918-631-2153
jessica-vaught@utulsa.edu

Jessica was born and raised in Tulsa! Jessica joined The University of Tulsa College of Law in August of 2022. Jessica graduated cum laude from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2014. She later attended TU Law and received her JD in 2017.

During and following law school, Jessica worked for Armstrong & Vaught, P.L.C, focusing primarily on all areas of employment law, including, but not limited to, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, USERRA, and wage and hour claims, etc.

In the Professional Development Office, Jessica assists with all professional development programs and provides career services support for students and alumni, as well as coordinates with potential employers. Jessica is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Tulsa County Bar Association, and NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals.



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Leigha Odom
Administrative Assistant
918-631-2430
leigha-odom@utulsa.edu

Leigha has a background in graphic design and communications. As an Administrative Assistant for the Professional Development Office, Leigha supports Dean Baker and the Associate Director with a wide variety of administrative tasks related to career services and professional development programming that the office provides to TU Law students and alumni.