Meet the Admissions Team

OU Law is committed to creating a strong, inclusive community. The Admissions Team is here to help you on your journey to law school. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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Maddie Farris

Director of Admissions


B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Oklahoma, 2015

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2019


Maddie Farris joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law as the Associate Director of Admissions in 2019 & has been the Director of Admissions since 2022. Born and raised in Norman, Maddie earned her bachelor’s degree from OU with a degree in sociology-criminology in 2015 and earned her J.D. from OU in 2019.

While in law school, Maddie was involved in many clubs and organizations, including serving on the Board of Advocates as the 1L Moot Court Director, as the Student Bar Association’s Vice President of Special Events, and as a mentor for 1Ls during her second and third year. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Joseph F. Rarick “Just Desserts” Award, voted on by her peers, for being the student who contributed the most to making the OU College of Law a more beneficial place. She is currently a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

What is your favorite thing about OU Law?

My favorite thing about OU Law is how it really is one big family. While it might sound cliche, OU Law truly is unlike any other law school out there. Professors know not only your name but who you are as a person which gives them the ability to invest their time into you in an individualized way. There are also many different ways to get involved and meet people on and off campus. For example, there are about 40 different student organizations. They will put on a mulititude of events including tailgates (Boomer Sooner!) before football games, student appreciation weeks, HalLAWeen parties, Law Prom, and intramurals. Law school is already stressful enough so it's amazing to see how much time and effort goes into making sure that everyone becomes part of the OU Law community!


Alyssa Buettner

Asssociate Director of Admissions


BA, University of Oklahoma, 2017

JD, University of Oklahoma, 2020


Alyssa Erwin Buettner joined the OU College of Law as the Associate Director of Admissions in October of 2022. Prior to joining OU Law, Alyssa practiced as an associate attorney with a private Oklahoma law firm, working primarily in civil litigation. Alyssa graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Sociology-Criminology in 2017 and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2020. While in law school, Alyssa was involved in clubs and organizations - including OUtlaws and the Hispanic Law Student Association (HSLA).

Addison Witzel

Associate Director of Admissions


BBA, Oklahoma City University, 2014

MA, Boston College, 2016


Currently serving as the Associate Director of Admissions, Addison Witzel is an experienced higher education practitioner with over eight years working with students from diverse backgrounds in a variety of student affairs areas. She is passionate about student success and creating inclusive communities to promote belonging.

Addison earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Boston College. During her graduate studies, Addison completed graduate assistantships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston College. Most recently, she served as Assistant Director of Student Conduct in the Division of Student Affairs at OU. Addison is a native Oklahoman, and actively involved in the Norman and OKC communities.

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