Student Spotlight

Alissa Gipson, 1L

Alissa Gipson

Alissa Gipson, 1L

Dancing has been a lifelong passion for University of Houston Law Center student Alissa Gipson. Gipson was on the Cy Fair High School Drill team and served as colonel. She later performed on the Texas Aggie Dance Team in college and traveled with the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

“Performing allows me to express myself in ways that makes other people happy,” Gipson said.

She participated in numerous dance competitions around the U.S. and in Texas from age six until 16 and won several awards including a scholarship for Dance Olympus, a national dance convention. She has also performed jazz, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop although tap is her favorite.

Now in her first year in law school, Gipson chose to attend UH Law Center because she wants to study oil and gas law. “UHLC is a great place to network,” Gipson said.  “The City of Houston has great job opportunities.”

As for aspirations after law school, Gipson seeks to join a law firm that works with oil and gas companies because it is a changing industry with many innovative things going on.

Although law school is keeping her pretty busy right now, Gipson still takes contemporary classes when she has time and she also choreographs dances for competitions and recitals.