Accomplished lawyer and law professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose has a BA in history from the University of Texas at Arlington, a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Master of Laws from the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School. Currently tenured at Texas A&M University School of Law, Mary Margaret Penrose spent many years as the moot court coach for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at the University of Oklahoma. She was proud to work with the students and continues to have lasting relationships with her former BLSA students.
The BLSA chapter at OU is a chapter of the National Black Law Students Association, a large national organization founded in 1968 to support black law students all over the country. The University of Oklahoma chapter has placed in the Regional Moot Court Competition for 10 years in a row, and several times moved on to the national competition.
This year, OU’s BLSA won the Regional Small Chapter of the Year award from the NBLSA. Chapters are recognized for social service, career development, and social justice awareness. OU’s BLSA proved its worth in these areas by helping to develop diversity programs in the university’s law school, setting up a program to provide legal assistance for veterans, and for participating in a program in Oklahoma City called Make a Will. This is the fourth year in a row that OU’s BLSA has won the regional award.