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Legal Agency Costs: Our Preference to Sue Directors

As originally posted on Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog (Feb. 2, 2015)

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OU Law Professor Peter Kutner Selected as Fellow of European Law Institute

Hugh Roff Professor of Law Peter Kutner has been selected as a fellow of the European Law Institute.  The European Law Institute is an independent organization concerned with the improvement and integration of law in Europe.  Its fellows and other members are primarily distinguished jurists from across Europe, not only academics but also legal practitioners, judges, government officials and leaders of legal organizations.  A small number of scholars from outside Europe, including Professor Kutner, are also fellows and will contribute to the projects of the institute. 

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OU Law Professor Sarah Burstein named Chair of the ABA Design Committee

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA/IPL) has named OU Law Professor Sarah Burstein chair of its Design Committee.  While she does not officially assume the role until September 1st, she is already getting down to business.  She has spearheaded the effort to change the committee’s name from the Industrial Design Committee to the Design Committee.   

“The basic goal was to change the name to "better reflect the products and processes that are the key subjects of design protection in the 21st century,” said Professor Burstein.   

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OU Law Professor Appointed to Venice Commission

(U.S. Mission Geneva Photo by Eric Bridiers)

In June, Evelyn Mary Aswad, Professor of Law and Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, participated in an Istanbul Process conference held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.  Professor Aswad, an international human rights expert, was invited to speak to UN member countries on the state of international law with respect to freedom of expression and incitement to imminent violence. 

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Professor Cheryl Wattley Honored by The DaVinci Institute

Congrats to Professor and OU Legal Clinic Director Cheryl Wattley, who recently received a creativity award and was named a Fellow of The DaVinci Institute. Wattley and other 2013 DaVinci award winners were honored at a March 29 banquet at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

The DaVinci Institute is a unique private partnership of leaders in higher education across the state of Oklahoma. The organization's goal is to nurture the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Education in Oklahoma as these fields undergo transformations in the twenty-first century.

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