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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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April 2 Event With Assistant Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees in the U.S. State Department

The Oklahoma International Law Society is hosting an event 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2, with Evelyn Aswad, the Assistant Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees in the U.S. State Department. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!  The event begins in Classroom 6 at 4 p.m., and she will give a lecture on her role in Legal at the State Department.  There is a reception following the lecture in the Sneed Lounge from 5 to 6 p.m., where all attendees will get a chance to meet Evelyn Aswad and enjoy great Italian food.

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LL.M. Program Offers Quality Experience

As an Oklahoma girl, OU has always impressed some facet of my life.  As a citizen, I am proud of OU. And, as a professional, I am thankful for OU.  Lawyers are not just dedicated to their craft, they are driven by their desire to learn and apply that knowledge.  My passion has always been the law, and within that are the areas of natural resources, indigenous peoples and energy, three of the most essential aspects of mankind everywhere. 

I had always planned to advance my knowledge and, after considering other LL.M.

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Girl Power

The vans arrive near the south entrance of the law school. The doors open and a group of young girls pours out, 26 to be exact. Who are these young girls, and why are they at the law school?

For the second year in a row, the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law (OAWL) teamed up with the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) to host a Friday night “Girl Power” event at OU College of Law. As part of CCFI’s “Neighborhood Centers” initiative, the Girl Power program is a special group designed to help girls navigate the challenges of middle school.

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