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Student Loan Advice from Heather Jarvis

Heather Jarvis is an attorney and student loan expert who graduated from Duke University School of Law with $125,000 in student loan debt. After working as a public interest attorney, she went to work for a nonprofit organization in Washington D.C. with the desire to break down the financial barriers to practicing public interest law.

Jarvis helped pass the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, and she now works to educate students about what they can do to better deal with their own student loan debts.

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Pop Tabs for a Cause

They’re sprouting up all around the law school:  containers with labels asking people to deposit “pop tabs” from their cans.  You are probably wondering What could they possibly want with these?   Who’s behind the collection campaign?  Well, let us tell you.

This campaign to collect pop tabs is another step in the College of Law’s walk with Pros For Africa.  A formal collaboration between OU Law and PFA began in February 2011 and has allowed law students to travel to Uganda, Morocco, Zambia and to do summer externships in South Africa.

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LSFA and ILSA Enjoy Day at the Zoo

Law Students for Africa and the International Law Student Association teamed up recently for a fun day at the Oklahoma City Zoo.  Our goal this year is to expose our international students to as much as possible, not just within the school, but also throughout the state. We want them to experience Oklahoma in every aspect.  Additionally, we planned this outing to talk about the mission of Law Students for Africa in an informal and relaxed setting. We discussed several things that we hope to accomplish this year as a group as well as what we hope to achieve long term in the future.

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Fall 2012 LL.M. Enrollment More than Doubles Previous Class

The John B. Turner LL.M. Program in International Energy, Natural Resources and Indigenous Peoples welcomed a class of 16 students this fall semester, more than double the previous class.

Last year’s inaugural class was comprised of seven students from six countries. This year’s incoming class boasts 13 full-time and three part-time students from 10 countries across the globe.

The unique LL.M. degree program at OU Law allows students to tailor their courses to meet their interests.

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Incoming Class Reflects Diverse Interests

The newest OU Law juris doctor class has 155 enrolled students with a variety of interests and accomplishments. A detailed look at the class demonstrates their varied backgrounds.

High academic standards are a necessity to study law at the University of Oklahoma, and the new JD class meets those standards without question. The class boasts:
• One Fulbright Scholar
• One Gates Millennium Scholar
• One ABA Legal Scholars Fund Recipient
• 54 undergraduate schools represented
• 41 undergraduate degrees represented

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