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IN HER OWN WORDS: Veronica Jacob’s Externship at U.S. Embassy Kampala

Over the course of my undergraduate studies and young professional career, the world of foreign service and international diplomacy had been elusive at best. Plus, it seemed stuffy and a bit too bureaucratic for my taste. I always held a passion for broadcast media, cultural diplomacy, and social entrepreneurship, but struggled finding a field where that intersection naturally occurred. By fall of my 3L year, I was on a plane across the pond and on my way to the U.S.

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Oklahoma Law Review Symposium 2014

Each fall the Oklahoma Law Review and the College of Law host an academic symposium on a current issue in the legal field. The topic of this year's symposium is Congress's plenary power to enact immigration policy that conflicts with certain constitutional protections. This public event will feature six legal scholars from around the country in the Dick Bell Courtroom at 9:30am on Friday, November 14.

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OU INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY HOSTS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS

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.

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OU Law Professor and Student Attend U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law Meeting

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. 

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Law Students for Africa Travel to Gulu, Uganda for Spring Break

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. 

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