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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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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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