Closing Thoughts

This weekend, my best friends and I will be hooded and conferred with Juris Doctor degrees from a place we have come to call home.

It is true what they say, that law school is hard, and the academics are rigorous. But, it has been an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

You see, as much as I’ve learned at the College of Law about our nation’s founding transcribed in the text of our Constitution, or debated with my friends about the merits of an emerging area of Environmental Law, I have sincerely learned that we are more alike then we are different.


Four Students Graduate from Interdisciplinary Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect

On Thursday, April 26, the Interdisciplinary Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect held its graduation ceremony in Oklahoma City at the Health Sciences Center.  Four of our OU Law students received their certificates for completing this rigorous program:  Nicollette Brandt, Courtney Bucklin, Allyson Dow, and Kristin Fisher. In addition, Courtney Bucklin earned the Outstanding Student Award, the first OU Law student to do so in 8 years.

Congratulations to all the students on their achievements!


Students Meet the Energy Industry

On April 4, 2012, the University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the Meet the Energy Industry Event at Bricktown Brewery in Oklahoma City.  In the past, this networking event has generously been sponsored by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation each year.  This year, Anadarko invited other corporate energy sponsors to participate and were joined by Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Continental Resources, and Devon Energy Corporation. 

More than 100 attorneys, landmen and students gathered to discuss careers and current events in the energy industry. 


Students Recognized at Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception

On April 19, OU Law students were recognized for their volunteer hours at the Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception. In addition, more than $20,000 worth of summer fellowships were awarded to students doing public interest work.

The students and faculty below each have given in excess of 25 hours of law-related service since April 2011.


1L Competition Winners

We started the 1L Moot Court Competition with 78 teams, and we are ready to announce the winners.

1st Place:
Nicholas Elliott and Zachary Ryan

2nd Place:
Justin Hedges and Adlai Groves

The top twenty speakers are:
1. Anna Imose
2. Ian Fullington
3. Derek Osborn
4. Patrick Ahern
5. Megan Carothers
6. Justin Hedges
7. Brooke Churchman
8. John Scott Overbey
9. Shane Hill (note: tie)
9. Emily Payne (note: tie)
11. Sally Harrison
12. Andrew Henry
13. Brett Merritt