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2014 Convocation

OU Law celebrated the graduation of 153 juris doctorate and 20 master of laws students on Saturday, May 10th at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.  
 
Serving as the keynote speaker for the convocation was United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Judge Robert E. Bacharach.  President Barack Obama nominated Judge Bacharach January 4, 2013, when the set was vacated by Robert Henry.  The United States Senate confirmed his nomination February 25, 2013 and he received his commission February 28, 2013. 

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The Student Bar Association Welcomes a New Board of Governors

The Student Bar Association (SBA) wraps us the 2013-2014 school year by electing a new Board of Governors.  The SBA Board of Governors for 2014-2015 is as follows:

President: Elise Puma, 3L
Executive Vice President: Christy Atwood, 2L
Vice President of Finance: Cassandra Kolenda, 3L
Vice President of Marketing: Kristin Newman, 2L
Vice President of Special Events: Melissa Cowle, 2L
Vice President of Programming: Erin Erhardt, 3L
3L Class President: Luke Miles, 3L
2L Class President: Sam Merchant, 2L
1L Class President: Elected in Fall

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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