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Dress for Success CEO Explains Why She Chose OU Law

By Joi Gordon (OU Law '93), as told to Jennifer Chen, for LearnVest.com

Gordon, C.E.O. for the national nonprofit organization Dress for Success Worldwide, shares how she earned a law degree and, later, landed a high-profile dream job—all with a state school education (and no student loan debt).

For my Caribbean family, college was the golden ticket.

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SELS Students Learn from Sports Agent Alumna

Sports agent and OU Law alumna Kelli Masters ('99) spoke to students in the Sports Entertainment Law Society (SELS) today.

Masters, who also was the featured twirler for the Sooners and earned her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from OU, is now a registered sports agent. She serves as President of Kelli Masters Management, and is Of Counsel with the law firm of Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P.C.

Among the experiences she shared with students was what it was like to have one of her clients become a first-round draft pick in the National Football League.

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New Programs Create Greater Opportunities

Students at OU Law have more choices than ever before, including what kind of degree they will earn.

Juris doctor students now have the option of pursuing a specialized certificate contained within their three-year degree. Other students are now able to earn an entirely new degree at OU Law, the Master of Legal Studies, which requires a shorter time commitment.

Specialized Certificates for J.D.
The specialized certificates are in Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, American Indian Law or Business Entrepreneurship.

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7 Cities to Live the American Dream: Article Notes Oklahoma City and OU

Both Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma were highlighted in a recent article, 7 Cities Where Millenials Can Still Live the American Dream, by PolicyMic.

The article notes, "Oklahoma City has an unemployment rate of 4.5% and an average rent price of $707/month. With a population of close to 520,000 there are numerous opportunities for millennials. OKC is also home to the University of Oklahoma and other colleges. It is home to four professional sports teams and its downtown area, known as Bricktown, has become a cultural beacon of its own."

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Fall 2012 LL.M. Enrollment More than Doubles Previous Class

The John B. Turner LL.M. Program in International Energy, Natural Resources and Indigenous Peoples welcomed a class of 16 students this fall semester, more than double the previous class.

Last year’s inaugural class was comprised of seven students from six countries. This year’s incoming class boasts 13 full-time and three part-time students from 10 countries across the globe.

The unique LL.M. degree program at OU Law allows students to tailor their courses to meet their interests.

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