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Race Judicata Honors Professor Cindy M. Foley

Preparations are underway for this year’s Race Judicata Nov. 4 at OU Law. This student-run event brings together the community, Oklahoma lawyers, and OU Law students, faculty, and alumni in order to further the legacy of Professor Cindy M. Foley.

Professor Foley dedicated her life to helping people who would otherwise not have legal representation. Race Judicata staff have already begun fundraising efforts, and all proceeds from this year’s Race Judicata will be split between scholarships for students working to provide free legal aid and Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.

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Students Volunteer at Regional Food Bank

On August 14, 40 OU Law students volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the third-annual OU Law Gives Back orientation event at the food bank.  More than one-quarter of the entering first-year class participated.  Students boxed 9,660 pounds of food in three hours, the equivalent of 7, 430 meals.  OU Law Gives Back is organized each year by Students for Access to Justice, the student-driven pro bono and public interest group at the College of Law.  This year's student coordinator was Harrison Kosmider ('14). 

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OU Law Sponsors Much-Needed Breaks During Oklahoma Bar Exam

After hours of answering grueling bar exam questions on July 24 and 25, OU Law students exited the testing room at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to see a few familiar faces standing in front of Dining on Persimmon Hill restaurant across the hall. OU Law Dean Joe Harroz, Assistant Dean Scott Palk, OPCD Director Casey Delaney and Alumni Relations Director Raegan King greeted them with sympathetic smiles, encouraging words and a free lunch.  

“We all remember how difficult taking the bar exam was,” Dean Palk said.

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OU Law Hosts Section Release Party for Incoming 1Ls

On June 29, Dean Joe Harroz opened his home to incoming first-year students for the inaugural Section Release Party. Incoming students typically find out their sections right before schools starts, during orientation. Susan Wilson, director of admissions, said that the faculty and staff decided it would be more meaningful to have an event in the summer.

“We typically have to wait until August for them to get here,” Assistant Dean Scott Palk said. “We simply did not want to wait! We wanted to get them here early so they could all meet each other.”

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Closing Thoughts

This weekend, my best friends and I will be hooded and conferred with Juris Doctor degrees from a place we have come to call home.

It is true what they say, that law school is hard, and the academics are rigorous. But, it has been an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

You see, as much as I’ve learned at the College of Law about our nation’s founding transcribed in the text of our Constitution, or debated with my friends about the merits of an emerging area of Environmental Law, I have sincerely learned that we are more alike then we are different.

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