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Professor Backus Bringing more Pro Bono Opportunities to OU Law

For OU Law Professor Mary Sue Backus, this summer has meant cultivating more pro bono opportunities for students.  She has attended trainings for two separate pro bono programs, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program and the Clemency Project 2014.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides veterans and other VA claimants with free attorney representation in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The claimants are veterans who have been previously denied by the VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals. 

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OU Law Professor Peter Kutner Selected as Fellow of European Law Institute

Hugh Roff Professor of Law Peter Kutner has been selected as a fellow of the European Law Institute.  The European Law Institute is an independent organization concerned with the improvement and integration of law in Europe.  Its fellows and other members are primarily distinguished jurists from across Europe, not only academics but also legal practitioners, judges, government officials and leaders of legal organizations.  A small number of scholars from outside Europe, including Professor Kutner, are also fellows and will contribute to the projects of the institute. 

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OU Law Professor Sarah Burstein named Chair of the ABA Design Committee

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA/IPL) has named OU Law Professor Sarah Burstein chair of its Design Committee.  While she does not officially assume the role until September 1st, she is already getting down to business.  She has spearheaded the effort to change the committee’s name from the Industrial Design Committee to the Design Committee.   

“The basic goal was to change the name to "better reflect the products and processes that are the key subjects of design protection in the 21st century,” said Professor Burstein.   

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Three OU Law Professors Honored at “A Tribute to the Faculty”

On Thursday, April 10th, The University of Oklahoma held “A Tribute to the Faculty” honoring the faculty of the Norman Campus.  Three professors for OU College of Law won were honored. 

Professor Stephen Henderson received of the Vice President for Research Award for Outstanding Research Impact.  Professor Henderson is a highly productive scholar whose research on law enforcement access to information in the hands of third parties is singular in its urgency and direct impact on individuals in a modern society. 

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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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