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Melvin Hall speaks at BLSA’s “Remembering Our History” Program

Melvin Hall speaks at BLSA’s “Remembering Our History” Program
Melvin Hall, a 1981 graduate of OU Law, joined the Black Law Student Association to speak at the group’s “Remembering Our History” Program.  Mr. Hall’s speech focused on the strides the African-American community has made in the legal field and credited Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher for many of those changes.  He told the students of the impact she made in his life and how the students will also have the power to change someone’s life.  “You have to encourage people.  People are going to respect you. 

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The ABA National Appellate Advocacy Teams and the BLSA Moot Court Team Make it to Nationals!

Three more OU Law competition teams bring home awards.  Two teams headed to San Francisco for the ABA NAAC regional competitions.  The team of Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Alex Duncan AND the team of Brett Merritt, Andrew Henry, and Jeff Vogt were undefeated and advanced to the final round.  Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Jeff Vogt won speaker awards, while the team of Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Alex Duncan won 3rd best brief.  The teams were coached by Professor Michelle Johnson who will also take them to the national competition in Chicago in April. 

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CONGRATULATIONS to the OU Law ABA Negotiation and Client Competition teams!

 

The 2013-2014 competition season continues as OU Law students keep the winning tradition going.  The Negotiation Team headed to the windy city to represent The University of Oklahoma College of Law in the ABA National Competition.  Taylor Jones and Zack Ryan competed against 24 other teams in the national competition.  The team advanced to the semi-final round at nationals as second seed finishing fifth overall.  Congratulations to Taylor, Zack and their coach, Professor Erin Means. 

 

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Two OU Law Teams Finish in Top 7 at Competition

OU Law kicked off the fall competition season at the National Health Law moot court competition held at the Southern Illinois University College of Law in Carbondale, Ill. on November 1 and 2. My 2L teammate Elizabeth Isaacs and I competed in the final round and placed second in the competition. Justin Hedges, 3L, and Rachel Sibila, 2L, placed seventh after advancing to the quarter finals. This is the first year OU Law has advanced to the final round of the National Health Law competition. We were coached by Professor Gail Mullins.

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Frobisher, Johnson Win Calvert Moot Court Competition

In a close contest, Kelsey Frobisher and Blake Johnson were declared the winning team in Friday’s final of the 2013 Calvert Moot Court Competition at OU Law.

Frobisher and Johnson argued the position of the respondents in Town of Greece, New York v. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, a real case that is on the U.S. Supreme Court docket this term, but has not yet been heard by the justices. Runners-up Joe Trail and Mahtab Doty argued on behalf of the city.

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