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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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Students Recognized at Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception

On April 19, OU Law students were recognized for their volunteer hours at the Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception. In addition, more than $20,000 worth of summer fellowships were awarded to students doing public interest work.

The students and faculty below each have given in excess of 25 hours of law-related service since April 2011.

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Summer Fellowship Applications Due Friday

Are you doing unpaid or low-paid public interest work this summer?  Students for Access to Justice, the OU Legal Clinic, and the OU College of Law are committed to supporting students who embody the University of Oklahoma motto by working Civi et Reipublicae – for the citizen, and for the state.   We are sponsoring more than $13,000 worth of summer fellowship funding this summer.  Applications are due Friday and are available at student services or by emailing etbangs@ou.edu.

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Children at Risk Internship Provides Meaningful Public Service Experience

My internship at Children at Risk this summer provided excellent preparation for my career in public service as well as an understanding and appreciation of the intense legal and public policy battles fought for children in Houston and across the State of Texas. Children at Risk is a non-profit organization that advocates for children through the influencing of public policy.  Its areas of concentration include health, human trafficking, juvenile justice, food insecurity and education. As an intern this summer, I co-authored a paper on the State of Juvenile Justice in Texas.

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