Before joining the faculty at OCU School of Law, Professor Mitchelson worked for the Ford Foundation, the Southern Cooperative Development Fund, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a private law firm, counsel to the Town of Langston, Okla., and the State of Oklahoma (as an Administrative Law Judge). Professor Mitchelson received his B.A. from Williams College, his J.D. from Columbia University, and his M.P.A. from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University. He directs the externship programs at OCU LAW including the Government Practice Externship, Judicial Externship, and Litigation Practice Externship.