My Summer Advancing Civil Rights in Education and Voter Protection

After almost a year of planning, I landed in Washington D.C. the day before Memorial Day. In the end, I will have spent over 10 weeks living and working in the Nation’s Capitol. While here, I have lent my hand to important work in the Civil Rights field, been a part of a movement, and even crossed off a few things from my bucket list.

Last summer I made the decision to spend the summer after my 2L year in Washington D.C. I was fortunate enough to attend the Equal Justice Works Career Fair held in Crystal City in late October, 2012. 


Judge Wayne Alley speaks to OU Law students on professionalism

Judge Wayne Alley recently spoke about professionalism and his legal career to the Legal Methods and Externship classes at the College.  Judge Alley is a retired Brigadier General, former Dean of the OU College of Law, retired judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, and is currently a Jurist in Residence at OU.  He told summer law students about his involvement in the Lt. William Calley appeal during the Vietnam War, commenting on the differences between civil and military tribunals.  Judge Alley also described his duties as a federal judge, providing insight on judges' preferences. 


Seeing Double: Twins Graduate from OU Law

As different in personality as they are alike in appearance, identical twins Megan Winter and Lauren Hensely will pursue legal careers in Oklahoma City following their graduation May 11 from OU Law. In this Q&A, Megan shares their story.

1. Are you identical twins?   
Yes, we are identical twins born two minutes apart in Tulsa. We don’t have other siblings.

2. Have you both always been interested in law, or did one persuade the other to attend law school?    
I have known I wanted to be a lawyer since about age 5. 


LGBTA Students Perform Reading of Prop 8 Play April 21

On behalf of the LGBTA (formerly United Students), I would like to invite you a reading of Dustin Lance Black's play "8," a dramatization of the Prop 8 trial in California on April 21.  Click here to view an invitation with more information about the reading.

Several students and I went to a professional staging of the play in Oklahoma City in the fall, and the students decided to bring the play here. 


OU Law Student to be Published in Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal

Please join me in congratulating Chris Frantze whose article, “Recovery Under a Title Insurance Policy in a Falling Real Estate Market,” will be published in the Fall issue of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal.

The RPTE Journal has been one of the top 25 journals cited by courts and is edited by the University of South Carolina Law School.  The Journal generally publishes only one student paper per year.