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Strickland Collection of Law and Popular Culture

The Donald E. Pray Law Library at the University of Oklahoma College of Law is excited to announce a new collection, the Strickland Collection of Law and Popular Culture. The collection was established through a generous donation of law-related movie posters, lobby cards, and related materials  by Professor Rennard Strickland.  Strickland is Senior Scholar in Residence at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. 

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Travels Abroad

One of the best parts of my Oxford experience was the opportunity to explore new cultures through traveling both before and during the program. A group of friends and I decided to plan a trip to Italy before commencement of classes in Oxford. After flying into London and dropping off most of our luggage with a section-mate’s very generous parents, we hopped right back on a plane to Italy.

After an overnight stop in Milan, and our first of many experiences with the European phenomenon know as “trains”, we found ourselves on the beautiful Italian Riviera.

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Oxford 2011 with Dean Deanell Tacha

“It’s not often you get to hear from a rock star of the legal profession.” This is how Deanell Tacha, current dean of Pepperdine University School of Law and former chief judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, was introduced by her former law clerk, OU Professor Steven Gensler. Little did we know how right he was.


Dean Tacha has had a legal career most can only dream of. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she received her juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Native American Art Adorns Coats Hall

Since September 2011, students, faculty and staff have been able to enjoy more than 200 pieces of Native American art displayed throughout Andrew M. Coats Hall.

The artwork is part of the collection of James T. Bialac, an Arizona attorney who began collecting Native American art in 1964. Over the next 46 years, he amassed one of the most important private collections in the world. In 2010, he gave this outstanding collection to the University of Oklahoma Foundation to be used in conjunction with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

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Dean Harroz Welcomes Fall 2011 Semester

Dear Friends,

The enthusiasm of a new academic year is undeniably contagious.  We have been busy with the start of another exciting semester at the OU College of Law, and I want to pause for a moment to update you on our eventful summer and new 1L class.

Introducing our record class.  For three consecutive years, including this year, the law school’s incoming class has set academic records.  This year’s entering class has the highest combined GPA and LSAT scores than any other previous entering class in OU Law’s 102-year history. 

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