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BSLA Holds Panel to Discuss Trayvon Martin Case

On April 5, BSLA held a panel for students to discuss the issues of the Trayvon Martin case, a debate that has been the backbone of the “Hoodie Marches” across the country. This case has raised issues and questions on a national level. Were George Zimmerman’s actions justified? Was it suspicion or was it prejudice?

The panel gave students a chance to dissect the legal aspects of the case by speaking with Kent Borcherding, a warrant officer for the City of Norman Municipal Court, and OU Professor Cheryl Wattley, who teaches criminal law.

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Disney Symposium April 19

On April 19, in conjunction with the new exhibition A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studios, we will hold an interdisciplinary symposium at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  Everyone is invited to attend a portion or all of this free event, which will include presentations by prominent executives and scholars, a lunch, and a tour of the exhibition.  Presentations include The Power of Brand, Trademark and Fair Use, and Achieving Copyright’s Purpose

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Summer Fellowship Applications Due Friday

Are you doing unpaid or low-paid public interest work this summer?  Students for Access to Justice, the OU Legal Clinic, and the OU College of Law are committed to supporting students who embody the University of Oklahoma motto by working Civi et Reipublicae – for the citizen, and for the state.   We are sponsoring more than $13,000 worth of summer fellowship funding this summer.  Applications are due Friday and are available at student services or by emailing etbangs@ou.edu.

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Book on Fiduciary Accounting

Mark R. Gillett (Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma, College of Law), Katheleen Guzman (Orpha & Maurice Merrill Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law), and Kelly Bruns (Attorney) recently published their book, Fiduciary Accounting: Principles, Modern Application, Illustrations (ALI-ABA 2012). An overview of the book is below:

Trustees and other fiduciaries who prepare accounts must understand basic accounting concepts.

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Students Plant Roots for Future

Hectic schedules didn’t stop law students from coming out March 29 to plant trees on the north side of OU Law in celebration of Arbor Day and Law Week. Even though several students had moot court right after, their suits, ties and pencil skirts didn’t keep them from helping the cause. OU has celebrated Arbor Day for years with annual tree plantings campus-wide, but this is the first year law students have planted trees outside of the law school.

Incoming Student Bar Association President Camal Pennington said he loves seeing the students come together to build camaraderie.

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