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Centennial Celebration Highlighted by Judicial Dignitaries

December 16, 2009

The year 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and it was a remarkable period of time for its students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Judicial dignitaries from the U. S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada participated in events commemorating the College’s first 100 years. ... [Read More]




History-Making Number of Visits Made by Members of U.S. Supreme Court

December 16, 2009

Members of the 2010 graduating class of the University of Oklahoma College of Law have had an opportunity which few law students in the country have been afforded. These OU law students have been able to see, hear and in some instances even meet one-third of the justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States. ... [Read More]




ABA Journal Recognizes Blog with OU College of Law Ties

December 02, 2009

The Web site, Mirror of Justice, started in 2005 by a group of law professors, including OU professor Michael Scaperlanda, has been selected by editors of the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 best legal blogs. This is the third year in a row in which the blog has been included in the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100. ... [Read More]




Dean Coats Addresses 2009 Annual Alumni Luncheon Group

November 25, 2009

The alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the OU College of Law in attendance at the annual alumni luncheon rose to their feet on two occasions to honor Dean Andrew M. Coats who made his final appearance at that event as dean. Coats, whose title will change to “Dean Emeritus and Professor” after June 30, 2010, will have led the College of Law for 14 years by the time he “moves up to the third floor to join the faculty. ... [Read More]




Chief Justice of the United States to Visit OU College of Law

November 11, 2009

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. will come to the University of Oklahoma College of Law on November 17 to visit with students in several classes and to deliver the Henry Family Centennial Lecture. “This is a very significant event in the life of our College and our concluding Centennial event,” stated Dean Andrew M. ... [Read More]




OU Law Student Receives National Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

October 29, 2009

University of Oklahoma College of Law student Michael L. Brooks has been selected as one of three winners of the 2009 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. For 16 years, the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation has sponsored the national legal writing competition in honor of its namesake who served on the U. ... [Read More]




OU Law Students Sponsor Breast Cancer Awareness Week

October 23, 2009

For the last week of October, the University of Oklahoma College of Law is going pink. To close out National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, three enthusiastic and energetic law students are spearheading “Raise the Bar for Breast Cancer Awareness,” on October 26-30 at the College of Law. ... [Read More]




Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law to Aid Norman Women's Resource Center

October 14, 2009

The Norman Women’s Resource Center is in a financial crisis and a group of OU law students are determined to help the center keep its doors open. The Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law (OAWL) is a long-time supporter of the WRC, having raised more than $20,000 for the nonprofit in the last two years. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Celebrates 100th Anniversary

October 13, 2009

Hitting the century mark calls for some recognition and the University of Oklahoma College of Law was at the center of a centennial celebration on October 1 culminating with a dinner for approximately 1600 students, alumni and friends of the OU College of Law. ... [Read More]




Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to visit OU College of Law

September 30, 2009

As part of the Centennial Celebration for the OU College of Law, U. S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will visit the College of Law on Thursday, October 1. During his visit, Justice Kennedy will teach a class in Constitutional Law and participate in a question and answer session with students. ... [Read More]




American Bar Association Recognizes OU College of Law Student

September 24, 2009

University of Oklahoma law student, Mitchell D. McCuistian, has been named a recipient of the 2009 American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship. He was one of 20 first-year students chosen from 900 nationwide applicants to receive the prestigious award. ... [Read More]




OU Law Professor Ragavan Speaks at United Nations

May 12, 2009

University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Srividhya Ragavan was invited to speak at the United Nations headquarters in New York City at the 17th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Sustainable Development (CSD) held May 4-15. Ragavan spoke on Intellectual Property Rights, Agriculture and Sustainable Development as part of a panel organized and hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization for the CSD annual event. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Student Receives National Award

April 30, 2009

Ashleigh L. Boggs, a third-year student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, has been chosen as one of fifteen students from law schools throughout the United States to receive a 2009 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award. The award is presented by the Burton Foundation, in association with the Library of Congress to recognize effective legal writing which uses plain, clear and concise language and avoids archaic, stilted legalese. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Professor Named David Ross Boyd Professor

April 30, 2009

University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor William Murray Tabb was recently named David Ross Boyd Professor by the OU Board of Regents. Tabb has taught at the College of Law since 1990 and primarily teaches Environmental Law, Remedies and Torts. ... [Read More]




Volunteers Recognized at OU College of Law

April 23, 2009

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma College of Law have volunteered more than 8,000 hours of pro bono law-related work since May 1, 2008. Those volunteers were recognized by Students for Access to Justice (SATJ) on Tuesday, April 21at their Fourth Annual Recognition Reception in the Sneed Lounge of Coats Hall, home of the College of Law. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Student Elected to National Office in Student Organization

April 21, 2009

Second-year University of Oklahoma law student, Alana House, was recently elected as the National Secretary for the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) during the organization’s 41st Annual National Convention in Irvine, California. Her responsibilities will include coordinating and attending meetings of the NBLSA National Executive Board, taking minutes, disseminating information, and managing the electronic board member groups. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Leads Oklahoma Bar Exam Results

April 14, 2009

The University of Oklahoma College of Law was recently notified by the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners of the results of the February 2009 Oklahoma Bar Examination. While the overall passage rate for persons taking the exam for the first time was 64%, OU law graduates who were first-time examinees passed at the rate of 93%. ... [Read More]




OU Law Professor Selected as IRS Professor in Residence

April 08, 2009

University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Jonathan Barry Forman has been selected as the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel’s Professor in Residence for 2009-2010. In that position, he will advise and assist the office of the Chief Counsel on legal issues within his area of expertise – pension plans and employee benefits. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Appellate Advocacy Team Shines in Chicago

April 08, 2009

Three second-year law students from the University of Oklahoma College of Law traveled to Chicago to compete in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) on April 2-4. The team of Conor Cleary, Isaac Ellis and Emily Wilson advanced to the national competition from the Boston regional competition in February. ... [Read More]




OU Black Law Student Association Sponsors Eye-Opening Documentary

February 25, 2009

In two days in the late spring of 1921, a mob destroyed 35-square-blocks of the African American Community of Greenwood in Tulsa. Black men were rounded up by National Guardsmen and taken to concentration camps. White rioters looted Black homes and set them on fire. ... [Read More]




OU College of Law Pro Bono Fair Matches Student Volunteers with Local Organizations

February 18, 2009

The 5th Annual Pro Bono Fair was held February 4 in the Kerr Student Lounge of Coats Hall, home of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Approximately 90 law students met with representatives from 14 area organizations to learn about their programs and volunteer opportunities. ... [Read More]