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Human Rights Practicum Goes to Belgium to Attend International Conference

Professor Aswad’s Human Rights Practicum class has spent the Spring 2017 semester working on a Diplomacy Lab project for the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. Diplomacy Lab is a U.S. Department of State program that provides the opportunity for universities to help the Department with pressing research needs on foreign affairs matters.

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Micah Mahdi and Joya Rutland Win 1L Moot Court Competition

For the past three and a half weeks, all 1L OU Law students participated in the 1L Moot Court Competition. The annual competition is sponsored by the OU Law Board of Advocates. Each round took place in various court rooms, conference rooms, and classrooms throughout Coats Hall. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners, Micah Mahdi and Joya Rutland! A complete list of the final round participants is below. Special congratulations to Joya Rutland for being awarded the title of Best Speaker.

OU Law extends a special thanks to the following final round judges:

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Gensler Selected as American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor Steven Gensler was elected by the board of the American Bar Foundation to membership in The Fellows, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars. The group supports the research of the American Bar Foundation and sponsors seminars and events relevant to the legal profession. Membership is limited to 1 percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. 

Congratulations, Prof. Gensler!

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OU Law Prof. Stephen Henderson Presents at William & Mary Law School

Last week, Prof. Stephen Henderson presented at William & Mary Law School for the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal annual symposium. The symposium's theme focused on "Big Data, National Security and the Fourth Amendment" and the event was held at the National Center for the State Courts near William & Mary Law School. Speakers from more than 10 law schools across the country addressed issues of data privacy, public safety, cyber policing, and more. 

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OU Law Prof. Stephen Henderson Speaks at Georgetown Law

Last week, Prof. Stephen Henderson spoke on a panel at Georgetown Law for the school’s American Criminal Law Review 2017 Symposium. The symposium’s theme was “Katz at 50: The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age” marking the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Katz v. United States, which introduced the notion of a “reasonable expectation of privacy” as the standard for defining searches under the Fourth Amendment. 

In addition to Prof. Henderson, 15 other practitioners, scholars, and policymakers from agencies such as the U.S.

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