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BSLA Holds Panel to Discuss Trayvon Martin Case

On April 5, BSLA held a panel for students to discuss the issues of the Trayvon Martin case, a debate that has been the backbone of the “Hoodie Marches” across the country. This case has raised issues and questions on a national level. Were George Zimmerman’s actions justified? Was it suspicion or was it prejudice?

The panel gave students a chance to dissect the legal aspects of the case by speaking with Kent Borcherding, a warrant officer for the City of Norman Municipal Court, and OU Professor Cheryl Wattley, who teaches criminal law.

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Disney Symposium April 19

On April 19, in conjunction with the new exhibition A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studios, we will hold an interdisciplinary symposium at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  Everyone is invited to attend a portion or all of this free event, which will include presentations by prominent executives and scholars, a lunch, and a tour of the exhibition.  Presentations include The Power of Brand, Trademark and Fair Use, and Achieving Copyright’s Purpose

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Book on Fiduciary Accounting

Mark R. Gillett (Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma, College of Law), Katheleen Guzman (Orpha & Maurice Merrill Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law), and Kelly Bruns (Attorney) recently published their book, Fiduciary Accounting: Principles, Modern Application, Illustrations (ALI-ABA 2012). An overview of the book is below:

Trustees and other fiduciaries who prepare accounts must understand basic accounting concepts.

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BLSA Team Places 3rd in National Competition

Congratulations to the BLSA International Negotiation Competition team for winning 3rd place in the nation at last weekend’s competition in Washington, D.C.  Team members are Valerie Fleurima and Nazareth Haysbert.

One exciting part of this competition is the time frame for preparation.  While they were given some general information beforehand, the side they were representing and the secret facts for their side were not provided until a few hours before each round. 

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Lecture Focuses on Lewis, Tolkien Writings

On March 7, 2012, Dr. Carol Zaleski will present the 2012 Agnes M. and G. Herbert True Family Lecture in the Dick Bell Courtroom of the University of Oklahoma Law Center.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Zaleski will make a presentation titled “The Recovered Image: The Faith and Reason of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings.”

Dr. Zaleski is a Professor of World Religions, Smith College in Massachusetts.  Since 1989, she has been teaching philosophy of religion, comparative study of world religions, and Catholic thought at Smith College. She has a Ph.D.

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