Oklahoma International Law Society Hosts Stephen Mathias Breakfast Reception

March 28, 2014 was a memorable day for the University of Oklahoma College of Law – particularly for the school’s Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS), which hosted a breakfast reception for U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Stephen Mathias.

Mathias, one of the highest-level officials to speak at the College of Law this year, opened the breakfast with remarks relating to hot international law topics before engaging in a Q-and-A style discussion with OILS members. 


Four Students Honored at Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception

OU Law hosted the Pro Bono Awards Reception where four students were honored for their public service and many other granted fellowships.  The evening featured Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company. 

2014 Outstanding Student Award Winners

Ally Simon was named the Outstanding Graduating Student for contributing nearly 1000 hours to Pros for Africa and the ACLU. 


OU Law’s Native American Law Student Association wins Chapter of the Year!

The OU Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) brought home several honors from the Federal Bar Association’s 38th Annual Indian Law Conference. 
NALSA was named Chapter of the Year in recognition of its contributions in increasing knowledge of Native American law.  NALSA hosted an ongoing speaker series, raised over $2000.00 for a NALSA fellowship to assist a student in working with Native communities and hosted this year’s National NALSA Moot Court Competition.


OU Law Competition Teams Have Another Great Year!

The BLSA Moot Court team of Jonathan Brewer and Marcus Barahona placed 3rd at the national competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The team won first place at the regional competition in Austin, Texas.   OU Law alumni Chris Staine and Marcus Bivines coached the team.  A dozen other OU/BLSA alums helped this team, including a practice round at the Judicial Center presided by Judge David Lewis.

Madison Blocker, Jarrad Cormier, and Eric Odom advanced to the Elite 8 in the Widener Vale Corporate Law Moot Court competition in Delaware. 


Law Students for Africa Travel to Gulu, Uganda for Spring Break

While many students spent their spring break hitting the slopes or relaxing on the beach, a group of students from The University of Oklahoma College of Law went to Gulu, Uganda to help law students in the third world country. 

Law Students for Africa members Ally Simon, Luke Miles and Alexa Kern worked closely with the University of Gulu School of Law in Uganda and its students to create a collaborative program to build the law school.  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Michael Scaperlanda accompanied the OU Law students.