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In Her Own Words: Grace Dawkins' Internship with the Norman City Attorney

In May of 2014 I started working for the Norman City Attorney's Office as a legal intern. Starting March 23, 2015, I worked as a licensed legal intern (LLI). I became licensed after taking the MPRE, a legal ethics exam; registering with the Oklahoma Bar Association as a student member; and taking an exam over the laws specific to Oklahoma licensed legal interns. LLIs are allowed to appear in court and practice as licensed interns in a variety of cases, however there are some areas where even an LLI must be accompanied by an attorney.

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Professor Robertson Named to Oklahoma Governor's International Team

This month, Professor Lindsay Robertson was named to the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team (OKGIT). The nonprofit corporation is made up of nearly 50 select Oklahoma citizens from the private, governmental and educational sectors.

OKGIT is dedicated to a stronger Oklahoma in the global economy through business development supported by a climate of international engagement among the general public, as well as the business, educational and government sectors.

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In His Own Words: Alex Campbell’s Externship at the U.S. State Department

I had the privilege of spending the fall 2015 semester working for the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. For 12 weeks I lived and worked in our nation’s capital. The University of Oklahoma gave me the opportunity to spend the semester externing with the State Department in the International Claims and Investment Disputes Division. This is the largest division in the State Department’s Legal Office. The office was responsible for representing the United States claimants in issues they encounter overseas.

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In Their Own Words: Natalie Gilbert's and Brooke Hamilton's Internship with Campus Crusade

Last summer we had the privilege of serving as legal interns for Campus Crusade for Christ International (Cru) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cru is the world’s largest global missions’ organization, with over 25,000 employees in 191 countries, and their General Counsel’s Office serves as in-house counsel for the entire organization and its subsidiaries.

Our experiences, though similar, had some distinctions. Read on to learn more about our internship.

Brooke:

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In Her Own Words: Lauren Swanson's Internship at Discovery Channel

Above: Lauren Swanson sitting in the Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl Throne

During the summer of 2015, I was given the opportunity to test-run a dream job when I interned with the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland. I applied for the position at a time when I was feeling pretty defeated about summer internships generally. I had gotten a lot of rejections, and decided it wouldn’t hurt to start applying for some long shots. My dream is to work in the entertainment industry, and I already had ties to the D.C. area, so this was an ideal opportunity.

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