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The Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) and its faculty adviser, Professor Evelyn Aswad, recently hosted Kristin McGeeney, the Senior Legal Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, as well as Dan Mahanty, the U.S. State Department’s director of the Office of Security and Human Rights in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) and former head of the Office of Middle East affairs in DRL. OILS greeted them with a welcome reception at Blackbird upon their arrival. The next day Ms.
On June 20, Professor Evelyn Aswad and rising 3L Stacey Lehne attended the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL) meeting in Washington, DC. "I enjoyed listening to the exchange of ideas concerning the situation in the Ukraine and the closing of Guantanamo," Lehne said. ACIL is comprised of all former Legal Advisers of the Department of State and other individuals appointed by the Department.
While many students spent their spring break hitting the slopes or relaxing on the beach, a group of students from The University of Oklahoma College of Law went to Gulu, Uganda to help law students in the third world country.
Law Students for Africa members Ally Simon, Luke Miles and Alexa Kern worked closely with the University of Gulu School of Law in Uganda and its students to create a collaborative program to build the law school. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Michael Scaperlanda accompanied the OU Law students.
Professors Lindsay Robertson and Taiawagi Helton hosted a group of visiting scholars from Bolivia this month. The guests were professors and students from the First Nations Rights Program at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in La Paz, Bolivia.
The 10-day visit included workshops at OU Law and interactions with OU Law and Native American Studies faculty and students.
(Reposted with permission of the author and KGOU. Photo by Professor Lindsay Robertson)
By Susan Shannon
Francisco Cali is a Caqchikel Mayan from Guatemala. He is the first and continues to be the only indigenous member of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Cali came to the University of Oklahoma as a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy.