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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. 

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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.

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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
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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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Students Plant Roots for Future

Hectic schedules didn’t stop law students from coming out March 29 to plant trees on the north side of OU Law in celebration of Arbor Day and Law Week. Even though several students had moot court right after, their suits, ties and pencil skirts didn’t keep them from helping the cause. OU has celebrated Arbor Day for years with annual tree plantings campus-wide, but this is the first year law students have planted trees outside of the law school.

Incoming Student Bar Association President Camal Pennington said he loves seeing the students come together to build camaraderie.

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