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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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OU Law Alumnus Stritzke to Lead Recreational Equipment Inc.

(Photo: OU Law Dean Joe Harroz and keynote speaker Jerry Stritzke (’85) at the May 2013 Convocation in Oklahoma City.)

Less than four months after inspiring OU Law graduates as keynote speaker at the May Convocation, Jerry Stritzke ('85) is taking on a new professional challenge. Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) has named Stritzke as the company's new president and CEO. He replaces Sally Jewell, who left the company in April when she was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Stritzke has been serving as president and COO for luxury accessory brand Coach Inc.

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Recent Graduates Published in Brazilian Law Review

Works by two recent OU Law graduates, Lais Almada ('13) and Carolina Araujo de Azevedo ('13), were published in the Brazilian Law Review.

A link to the website, which opens in a new window, is supplied here: http://www.panoramaofbrazilianlaw.com/index.php/BrLaw/issue/current 

Lais and Carolina expressed thanks for all the support they had from OU and the faculty.

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Oklahoma Judicial Conference Meets at OU Law

The University of Oklahoma College of Law welcomed the Oklahoma judiciary on Wednesday, July 17, for the opening day of the 2013 Oklahoma Judicial Conference.

The statewide association of judges and justices serving Oklahoma's state courts meets each year to provide education and training of members of the judicial branch of state government. The association also analyzes the needs of trial courts, often sharing their findings with the state Supreme Court and Legislature.

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