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In Recognition of Col. Frank Stone

After reading the current issue of Sooner Lawyer magazine and the feature on military service, I was moved to write the College and share about Col./Dr. Frank Stone -- a significant OU Law alum who served in the JAG, and one who should not be overlooked.

Our class of ’63 is having its 50th year reunion this year.  Without bragging too much, it is an accomplished class claiming a law school dean, Andrew Coats; a library honoree, Don Pray; a US District Court Judge featured in a John Grisham book, the Hon.

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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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My First Weeks at L/CID

The first weeks of my D.C. externship at L/CID (Legal Advisor’s Office – International Claims and Investment Disputes) were a whirlwind!  It's sort of like initiation.  You feel lost, like you belong, like you made the right decision, like you have no idea what you're doing. You notice that it takes about a week to even gain access to the whole system, then realize you actually are making progress on your first project and then... you realize it's all going to be a-okay. Better even.

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OU Alumni in D.C. Series: Cleta Deatherage Mitchell

Cleta Deatherage Mitchell (’75) has lived in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years. Born in northeast Oklahoma City in 1950, Mitchell graduated from Classen High School before attending OU as an undergraduate and a law student.  

While at OU, Mitchell worked for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and consequently, interacted with many members of the Oklahoma Legislature. A long-held interest in politics blossomed as she spent hours at the Capitol watching, listening and talking with legislators.

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OU Alumni in D.C. Series: Glenn Carter

Robert “Glenn” Carter (’11) of Norman, Oklahoma, landed a job as an advising attorney at the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Working in the Office of Appellate Operations, Carter was told he was chosen for the position based upon his mock and moot court experience.  

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