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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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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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