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Senior State Department Official Speaks at OU Law

On Friday, September 16, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) and Professor Evelyn Aswad hosted Robert Harris, the director of the Legal Office for East Asia and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. State Department. At noon, he spoke to more than 100 students and faculty on international law aspects of the ongoing dispute about the South China Sea. 

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OILS Launches Fall International Law Week

On Monday, September 12, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) hosted a luncheon for its members to kick off Fall International Law Week. The luncheon focused on a panel discussion regarding international law and affairs internship opportunities, and provided advice for students on how to apply for internships in this sector.

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OU Law 2L Mackenzie Coplen Works on International Human Trafficking Issues in D.C.

When I was twelve years old I helped with a study regarding the issue of international human trafficking and it sparked something inside me. I learned about the horrific crimes that occur worldwide in human trafficking and developed a passion to join the fight that never wavered. Ever since that day I have wanted to attend law school and be part of the fight against these, as well as many other, human rights violations. Finally, this last summer I was able to do just that. I was an extern in Washington D.C. for a non-profit called Shared Hope International.

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OU Law 2L Kellie Reidlinger Works on International Trade Issues in D.C.

I had the privilege of working for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on International Trade, in Washington, D.C., for 8 weeks in the summer of 2016. The Office for the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) is located within the office of Senator Orinn Hatch of Utah, current President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The SFC’s jurisdiction is over legislation and legislative issues regarding taxation, customs, general revenue sharing, some health services, etc.

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Q&A with International Research Fellow Inne Nys

This summer, the OU College of Law was privileged to host Inne Nys, a research fellow from the University of Leuven in Belgium. During her time here, Inne worked closely with Professor Jonathan Forman to develop her research and expand her general knowledge of the U.S. pension system. What follows are Inne’s reflections on her time in Oklahoma, specifically at OU Law, and her future plans for her scholarship.

Q: What is the nature of your research project?

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