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College of Law Hosts High Level United Nations’ Official

On May 12, the International Law Society and Professor Aswad hosted Steve Mathias for lunch.  He is the United Nations’ Assistant Secretary General for Legal Affairs.  Prior to joining the United Nations, Mathias gained over 20 years of experience in international law at the State Department, serving as the head of the Department’s legal sections for United Nations Affairs, Political & Military Affairs, and Legislation & Managment.

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University of Oklahoma College of Law Wins the 2015 American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Representation in Mediation Competition

In the ten Regional Competitions, over 96 teams from 51 law schools competed for the right to advance to the National Finals. Eight teams were invited to compete at the National Competition consisting of students representing the following schools: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, University of Idaho College of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Washington University School of Law, William & Mary School of Law.

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OU Law Professor Steve Gensler Teaches Federal Judges About New Rules

The Federal Judicial Center invited Welcome D. & W. DeVier Pierson Professor Steven Gensler to present at the 2015 National Workshops for U.S. Magistrate Judges.  Along with Judge Lee H. Rosenthal (S.D.

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In His Own Words -- Ahren Kenwood's Japanese Internship

As a second year law student, I have been given the opportunity to work in Sapporo, Japan this summer.

I will be interning at the Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous working with Dr. Teruki Tsunemoto and his colleague, Prof. Ken-ichi Ochiai.  As part of the internship, I will be doing translation, basic research and promotion of Ainu heritage and culture.  I also am currently writing an article on progressing Ainu rights within international human rights law, and I hope to have that piece published in a law review at a later date.  

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In His Own Words -- J.D. Wiese's LL.M. Experience

Choosing The University of Oklahoma College of Law for my exchange year and staying to earn an LL.M. were both life-changing decisions. From the moment I sent the application in 2012 until graduating in 2014, OU Law surpassed every expectation. The College of Law LL.M. program provided me with the knowledge necessary to take and pass the bar exam along with the skills necessary to face various legal challenges after graduation

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