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In His Own Words: Vilard Mullaliu’s Summer Internship at the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

Above:  3L Vilard Mullaliu with the legal advisers at Kosovo’s Constitutional Court.


After completing a course in international law during my second year of law school, my interest in international law was piqued and I wanted an experience substantive law on the international stage. At the end of my 2L year, OU Law provided me with just that opportunity as I embarked on my trip to the Republic of Kosovo to intern at the Constitutional Court.

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OU Professor Appointed to U.S. Department of State Stakeholder Advisory Board

The U.S .Department of State has appointed Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law Evelyn Aswad to serve on its Stakeholder Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on issues involving business and human rights.  In particular, the Board provides recommendations on the Department’s implementation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Corporations.  The OECD Guidelines are a multilateral and comprehensive corporate social responsibility code of conduct, endorsed by over 40 governments. 

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The Law Deans: Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr., University of Oklahoma College of Law

Re-printed with the permission of Adam Banner and The Oklahoma Legal Group Blog.  The original version can be accessed here.


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IN HER OWN WORDS: Veronica Jacob’s Externship at U.S. Embassy Kampala

Over the course of my undergraduate studies and young professional career, the world of foreign service and international diplomacy had been elusive at best. Plus, it seemed stuffy and a bit too bureaucratic for my taste. I always held a passion for broadcast media, cultural diplomacy, and social entrepreneurship, but struggled finding a field where that intersection naturally occurred. By fall of my 3L year, I was on a plane across the pond and on my way to the U.S.

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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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