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Clinic students gain global experiences in Zambia, Argentina

As member countries of the United Nations, Argentina and Zambia are required to submit reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council on the status of human rights provided to their indigenous populations. Two groups of OU Law students in the International Human Rights Clinic traveled to these countries in January 2012 to investigate their human rights protections. The students met with native peoples, government representatives and others to research how each country’s indigenous communities can be helped.

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OU Law places third in ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge

Congratulations to our National Tax Challenge Team:  Jessica S. Cory and Brandee R. Raney.  They placed third in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s 11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge.  An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this national competition asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.

Teams were initially evaluated on two criteria:  a memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to the client explaining the result. 

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Our Path to Studying Abroad in Switzerland

Our decision to study abroad in Luzern, Switzerland, began with roasted marshmallows– like so many big life decisions do.  Josh, my husband who is now a 3L, met Jennifer, a law student from the University of Luzern, in one of his classes at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  Jennifer was visiting OU Law for the fall semester, around the same time we were beginning to think about studying abroad. 

We invited her over for a traditional American dinner and were captivated by her descriptions of Switzerland. 

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Children at Risk Internship Provides Meaningful Public Service Experience

My internship at Children at Risk this summer provided excellent preparation for my career in public service as well as an understanding and appreciation of the intense legal and public policy battles fought for children in Houston and across the State of Texas. Children at Risk is a non-profit organization that advocates for children through the influencing of public policy.  Its areas of concentration include health, human trafficking, juvenile justice, food insecurity and education. As an intern this summer, I co-authored a paper on the State of Juvenile Justice in Texas.

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Trial Team Wins Professionalism Award

During the National Trial Team tournament in Denver, members of each school vote on the Professionalism Award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize the school that best exemplifies the preparation and professional attitude existing in good trial attorneys.  Our team WON this award! 

Congratulations to the team and the coaches for all their hard work and bravery, trekking to Denver just in time for the snow storm! They are:
Coach Amy Pepper
Coach Mary Ann Roberts
Team members:
Paige Hoster
Anden Sharpe
Sam Newton
Matt Brown

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