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OU Law group explores “land of contradictions”

It is a cliché to say that China is a land of contradictions, but the first OU law students participating in the Chinese Law Summer Program are finding the truth in that platitude.  Eight OU law students are living in China for a month, attending classes on the Chinese legal system at Renmin University Law School and exploring the dynamic capital city of Beijing. 

China’s capital city is an enigma, home to both ancient and modern China, not to mention more than 22 million permanent residents and a “floating population” of another 10 million or so migrant workers. 

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Professor Lindsay Robertson Testifies Before Congress About Tax Reform

OU Law Professor Lindsay Robertson testified before the Senate Finance Committee on May 15 about what tax reform could mean for Native American tribes and territories. While this is Professor Robertson’s third trip to D.C. to testify before Congress, this is his first time testifying before the Senate Finance Committee. He has testified twice for the Indian Affairs Committee. 

Click here to watch a video of Professor Robertson's testimony.

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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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