Angela Felecia Turner Epps ’80

Angela Felecia Turner Epps ’80, drawn to a love of rules and order, wanted to be a lawyer since she was in seventh grade. Unbeknownst to her at the time, lawyers communicate orally but more importantly—and more often—in writing.

Angela Felecia Turner Epps ’80

“Although I didn’t realize it completely at the time, the reading and writing skills I developed in high school and refined at Cornell are essential to success as a lawyer,” she said.

Epps is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Previously she was a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked with the Georgia Legal Services Program.

Epps credits her faith for her good fortune. “God has opened so many doors for me and given me the courage to walk through them,” she says.

In all of her accomplishments, she feels the greatest sense of pride in the family tradition of an unwavering commitment to law and altruism.

“The thing that has meant the most to me is being able to serve my country in the Marines, being able to help low-income people in Albany, Georgia, and helping students on a day-to-day basis at Bowen,” she says. “The thing I am the most proud of now is my daughter, Eliza Epps, who is a second-year law student at the College of William and Mary.”