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In His Own Words: Jason Hubbert's Externship with the U.S. State Department

Spending a semester in Washington D.C. as a full-time, State Department legal extern is one of the highlights of my time at OU Law. I spent the fall of my 3L year in a fourteen-week externship in the Office of Private International Law (L-PIL) in the Office of the Legal Adviser in the State Department. My assignments there were substantive and varied; I was able to further develop core legal skills; the people I met and contacts I made will be invaluable for my future; and I will remember the autumn I spent in the district the rest of my life.                          

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Alumna Represents OU Law at State Department Diplomacy Lab Fair

OU College of Law alumna Veronica Jacob ('15) represented the University of Oklahoma, along with members of the College of Journalism, at the State Department’s first annual Diplomacy Lab Fair and Wonk Tank competition earlier this month. Diplomacy Lab is a State Department program in which students and faculty answer questions posed by Department officials and brief them throughout the semester. More information can be found here

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OILS Hosts International Law Week

This year, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) hosted its first ever International Law Week. Throughout the week, OILS hosted various events to promote awareness of international law issues at the College of Law. The week kicked off with an International Lunch Buffet in the Sneed Lounge. OILS members brought dishes from various countries around the world, from Lebanon to West Guinea to Japan to Iran. The next event took place off campus.

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Professor Robertson Named a Warrior for Justice

Last week, Professor Lindsay Robertson delivered the keynote address and was honored as a Warrior for Justice at the inaugural Warriors for Justice Symposium at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The Symposium was sponsored by the Rennard Strickland School of Tribal Law and Criminal Justice, named in honor of OU Law Senior Scholar in Residence and former OU Law Professor Rennard Strickland. 

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Spring Break Takes Students to Uganda

Last week, Professor Michael Scaperlanda and five OU Law students -- John Clifton, Kathryn Caudill, Sara Hansard, Ryan Hunnicutt, and Katie Magee -- traveled to Uganda as part of the course called Comparative Common Law Jurisprudence: Uganda. Together, they worked with various local groups in land dispute resoutions. As residents of northern Uganda returned to their homes after more than 20 years in refugee camps during war, land disputes arose over what property belonged to which groups and OU Law students had the opportunity to work alongside the residents to produce solutions.

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