Our mission is to build a community that includes many different identities. This will strengthen our commitment to our members by demonstrating that many students walk similar paths regardless of their appearance, beliefs, or economic status.
First Generation Law Student Association

FGLSA strives to create a community that will serve as a network for The University of Oklahoma College of Law (COL) students who are the first in their immediate families to enter the legal field. Many first-generation law students encounter unique obstacles as they begin law school and most attend law school with minimal guidance. Accordingly, FGLSA seeks to be a community of support for such students.

Every semester, FGLSA holds a “semester-at-a-glance” meeting where leadership outlines what to expect for each of the 1L and 2L classes. Whether it be the moot court process, when to start applying for internships, or when to take the MPRE, FGLSA is there to answer everyone’s questions and provide no judgment!

FGLSA creates a sort of “real” law school experience sense of community. We are honest with each other and try not to sugar coat the realities of being a law student. On the other hand, we strive to support and cheer on our students with their successes and our GroupMe is one of the most active on campus!

Interested students can join our organization by reaching out to a current member to get added to our GroupMe and email list or request membership on the OU Engage page!

FGLSA provides networking opportunities for law students by connecting them with current students that have connections with varying types of internships and jobs. Whether it be in Dallas, Oklahoma, Washington D.C., or New York City, FGLSA has a member that can guide you through the process of getting you where you need to go. We focus on connecting law students with other law students and networking with each other!