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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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OU Law and OCDLA Host Reception Honoring Cindy Foley

The University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association invite you to attend a reception honoring Cindy Foley and the presentation of a replica Lord Erskine trophy to the College of Law Legal Clinic on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sneed Lounge. Please join the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association as we commemorate the awarding of the OCDLA's 2010 Lord Erskine to Cindy Foley.

Cindy passed away on August 10, 2010.

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Students Meet the Energy Industry

On April 4, 2012, the University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the Meet the Energy Industry Event at Bricktown Brewery in Oklahoma City.  In the past, this networking event has generously been sponsored by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation each year.  This year, Anadarko invited other corporate energy sponsors to participate and were joined by Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Continental Resources, and Devon Energy Corporation. 

More than 100 attorneys, landmen and students gathered to discuss careers and current events in the energy industry. 

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A New Leash on Life: Therapy Dogs at OU Law

Are you a dog-lover? Do you need a short break from studies to de-stress a little? During the next two weeks, there will be therapy dogs in the building from an organization called “A New Leash on Life.” The dogs are here for your relaxation and enjoyment. Feel free to approach them, pet them, and hang out with them as you like. Each dog will be accompanied by a trainer at all times, and all of the dogs are certified therapy dogs. You will be able to identify the dogs by a red bandana that says “therapy dog,” and each trainer will be wearing ID, as well.

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BSLA Holds Panel to Discuss Trayvon Martin Case

On April 5, BSLA held a panel for students to discuss the issues of the Trayvon Martin case, a debate that has been the backbone of the “Hoodie Marches” across the country. This case has raised issues and questions on a national level. Were George Zimmerman’s actions justified? Was it suspicion or was it prejudice?

The panel gave students a chance to dissect the legal aspects of the case by speaking with Kent Borcherding, a warrant officer for the City of Norman Municipal Court, and OU Professor Cheryl Wattley, who teaches criminal law.

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