U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meets at OU Law

Judges and lawyers from around the country gathered at the OU College of Law April 11-12 for the spring meeting of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. This committee oversees the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and develops proposals for new and amended rules.

The spring meeting drew special attention from the bar this year as the advisory committee agenda included several hot button topics ranging from discovery reform to spoliation sanctions for the loss of electronically stored information.


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. 


Moot Court Final Round Features All-Star Judges Panel

Come watch the final round of 1L Moot Court competitions noon April 15 in the Bell Courtroom. Teams will argue in front of an all-star judges panel:

Judge Jerome Holmes – Tenth Circuit
Justice Noma Gurich – Oklahoma Supreme Court
Judge Charles Johnson – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Judge Brian Goree – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Judge Shon Erwin – Federal Magistrate Judge
Judge Donald Deason – State District Judge
Judge Wayne Alley – Federal District Judge, retired, and Jurist in Residence at OU Law
Professor David Swank - OU Law


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. 


SBA Offers Week of Fun Festivities

The Student Bar Association has planned a week of fun-filled, flashback-themed events for OU Law students. Click here to see what they have planned for today! (Link opens in new window)