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.


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.


Sovereignty and Identity Symposium March 1 at OU College of Law

On March 1, Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians and Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, will speak to a group of faculty, students, and special guests at an invite-only dinner celebrating the 2012 Sovereignty & Identity Symposium. Lt. Governor Keel will deliver thoughts from the State of Indian Nations address he gave following President Obama’s State of the Union address in January.


Inspired by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher

Ever read about a person in history and wonder whether you could have been them?  I asked myself that question when I started hearing about Ada Lois Sipuel’s fight to enter OU Law School.  I still ask that question every time that I write about her and every time that my play is performed. 

I am fascinated by her story because I identify with her and wonder whether I would have had the courage and determination to challenge the segregation laws. 


1L Career Development Night at OU Law

The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the entire 1L class on January 19, 2012, for Career Development Night.  This event was generously sponsored by Crowe & Dunlevy and Devon Energy.  The purpose of the event was to expose 1Ls to the various areas of the law including corporate, law firm and government sectors. 

The event began with a keynote address from Dean Joe Harroz.  Dean Harroz emphasized to the students that grades in law school, and particularly in their first year, are not determinative of their success.