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Motion to Dismiss Takes 2nd in Intramural Basketball

Last week, the OU Law women’s intramural team, Motion to Dismiss, defeated three teams to make it to the intramural basketball championship.  On Thursday night, Motion to Dismiss played Kappa Alpha Theta sorority for the title.  It was a tight game through both sixteen-minute halves.  Theta came out on top by 2 points with a final score of 23-21.

Members of the Motion to Dismiss basketball team include: Jaklyn Garrett, Missy Harman, Ally Kucera, Brittany Mayes, Melissa Mercer, Allison Osborn, Rachel Rogers, Leah Stein, Damilola Sule, Megan Thompson and Shea Yates. 

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Farewell to Black History Month

As we enter March, having closed out February and with it the celebration of Black History Month, I am moved to write to acknowledge the work and dedication of the University of Oklahoma College of Law students who gave of their free time to practice and perform the play “I’ll Do It.” The play, which commemorates the struggle of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher’s fight to break down segregation to enter the OU law school, was performed before two audiences.  The play was first performed on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Oklahoma Judicial Center.  That following Sunday, on Feb.

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Sovereignty and Identity Symposium March 1 at OU College of Law

On March 1, Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians and Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, will speak to a group of faculty, students, and special guests at an invite-only dinner celebrating the 2012 Sovereignty & Identity Symposium. Lt. Governor Keel will deliver thoughts from the State of Indian Nations address he gave following President Obama’s State of the Union address in January.

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Clinic students gain global experiences in Zambia, Argentina

As member countries of the United Nations, Argentina and Zambia are required to submit reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council on the status of human rights provided to their indigenous populations. Two groups of OU Law students in the International Human Rights Clinic traveled to these countries in January 2012 to investigate their human rights protections. The students met with native peoples, government representatives and others to research how each country’s indigenous communities can be helped.

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OU Law places third in ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge

Congratulations to our National Tax Challenge Team:  Jessica S. Cory and Brandee R. Raney.  They placed third in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s 11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge.  An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this national competition asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.

Teams were initially evaluated on two criteria:  a memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to the client explaining the result. 

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