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Students Plant Roots for Future

Hectic schedules didn’t stop law students from coming out March 29 to plant trees on the north side of OU Law in celebration of Arbor Day and Law Week. Even though several students had moot court right after, their suits, ties and pencil skirts didn’t keep them from helping the cause. OU has celebrated Arbor Day for years with annual tree plantings campus-wide, but this is the first year law students have planted trees outside of the law school.

Incoming Student Bar Association President Camal Pennington said he loves seeing the students come together to build camaraderie.

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April 2 Event With Assistant Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees in the U.S. State Department

The Oklahoma International Law Society is hosting an event 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2, with Evelyn Aswad, the Assistant Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees in the U.S. State Department. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!  The event begins in Classroom 6 at 4 p.m., and she will give a lecture on her role in Legal at the State Department.  There is a reception following the lecture in the Sneed Lounge from 5 to 6 p.m., where all attendees will get a chance to meet Evelyn Aswad and enjoy great Italian food.

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Girl Power

The vans arrive near the south entrance of the law school. The doors open and a group of young girls pours out, 26 to be exact. Who are these young girls, and why are they at the law school?

For the second year in a row, the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law (OAWL) teamed up with the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) to host a Friday night “Girl Power” event at OU College of Law. As part of CCFI’s “Neighborhood Centers” initiative, the Girl Power program is a special group designed to help girls navigate the challenges of middle school.

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Law Week Activities Announced

The Student Bar Association is proud to present the first annual Law Week, March 26 to March 31. This week is designed to celebrate, recognize and, of course, give back to the OU College of Law community.

The week kicks off on Monday, March 26, with a cookout from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to come enjoy the beautiful March outdoor weather. The food will be traditional grilled foods – like burgers and hotdogs – and it will be free to those who attend.

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Lecture Focuses on Lewis, Tolkien Writings

On March 7, 2012, Dr. Carol Zaleski will present the 2012 Agnes M. and G. Herbert True Family Lecture in the Dick Bell Courtroom of the University of Oklahoma Law Center.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Zaleski will make a presentation titled “The Recovered Image: The Faith and Reason of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings.”

Dr. Zaleski is a Professor of World Religions, Smith College in Massachusetts.  Since 1989, she has been teaching philosophy of religion, comparative study of world religions, and Catholic thought at Smith College. She has a Ph.D.

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