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Anderson Honored by Univ. of North Dakota

(OU Law professor Owen Anderson [second from right] accepts the University of North Dakota’s Sioux Award from UND President Dr. Robert Kelley, Dean of Arts & Sciences Dr. Debbie Storrs, Dean of School of Law Kathryn Rand, and Tim O’Keefe, CEO/Executive Vice President of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.)

Professor Owen Anderson, the Eugene Kuntz Chair of Law in Oil, Gas and Natural Resources at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, was recently recognized as an outstanding alumni of the University of North Dakota at the school’s Homecoming.

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OU Law Hosts Bolivian Indigenous Law Scholars

Professors Lindsay Robertson and Taiawagi Helton hosted a group of visiting scholars from Bolivia this month.  The guests were professors and students from the First Nations Rights Program at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in La Paz, Bolivia.

The 10-day visit included workshops at OU Law and interactions with OU Law and Native American Studies faculty and students.

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Linda Coats Remembered

OU Law has lost a true friend and legacy.  Faculty, staff, alumni and current students were heartbroken to learn of the recent passing of the College’s beloved former first lady, Linda Coats. Mrs. Coats, wife of Dean Emeritus Andrew M. Coats, was a true model of grace, kindness and generosity.  She made an impact on the heart of every person she encountered and her legacy will remain for years to come in the masses of students and alumni she touched.

“The time, energy and love Linda Coats has given to the OU College of Law is simply immeasurable,” said current OU Law Dean Joe Harroz.

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OU Law Professor Appointed to Venice Commission

(U.S. Mission Geneva Photo by Eric Bridiers)

In June, Evelyn Mary Aswad, Professor of Law and Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, participated in an Istanbul Process conference held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.  Professor Aswad, an international human rights expert, was invited to speak to UN member countries on the state of international law with respect to freedom of expression and incitement to imminent violence. 

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Professor Cheryl Wattley Honored by The DaVinci Institute

Congrats to Professor and OU Legal Clinic Director Cheryl Wattley, who recently received a creativity award and was named a Fellow of The DaVinci Institute. Wattley and other 2013 DaVinci award winners were honored at a March 29 banquet at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

The DaVinci Institute is a unique private partnership of leaders in higher education across the state of Oklahoma. The organization's goal is to nurture the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Education in Oklahoma as these fields undergo transformations in the twenty-first century.

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