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UN Internship Shapes Student’s Perspective

In August 2015, I had the privilege of serving as a student intern for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva, Switzerland. I am currently a 3L law student at the University of Oklahoma and completed the internship between my 2L and 3L years. I became aware of this opportunity through OU Professors Alvaro Baca and Lindsay Robertson. They connected me with Mr. Francisco Cali Tzay, the Chairperson of the CERD.

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In His Own Words -- Ahren Kenwood's Japanese Internship

As a second year law student, I have been given the opportunity to work in Sapporo, Japan this summer.

I will be interning at the Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous working with Dr. Teruki Tsunemoto and his colleague, Prof. Ken-ichi Ochiai.  As part of the internship, I will be doing translation, basic research and promotion of Ainu heritage and culture.  I also am currently writing an article on progressing Ainu rights within international human rights law, and I hope to have that piece published in a law review at a later date.  

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Interning in Las Vegas

I spent this summer working for the District Attorney’s office in Clark County Nevada.  Our office was located in the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, just four blocks from Freemont Street.  

The Clark County DA (CCDA)’s office is broken into six general litigation teams, and six specialty teams.  The general litigation teams, also known as track teams, handle a wide variety of cases including misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felonies. 

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Finding My Niche, Making Dreams a Reality with OU Law: My Experiences Interning in Nigeria!

I was initially attracted to OU Law because of its strong relations and expertise in the oil and gas and energy fields. Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be involved in the industry, particularly back in my native country of Nigeria.

In the midst of all of the stress and confusion of my 1L year, getting my foot in the door of any firm or company in Nigeria was no easy task. Fortunately for me, the deans, my faculty advisors, and of course the Office of Career Services were there to offer guidance and support every step of the way. 

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Tribal Justice Internship Exceeds Expectations

This semester I have had the amazing opportunity to work at the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) in Washington, D.C. OTJ is the primary point of contact between the Department of Justice and all of the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes. OTJ maintains liaison with those tribes while promoting the internal uniformity of the Department on policies and litigating positions on matters relating to Indian Country.

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