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Inspired by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher

Ever read about a person in history and wonder whether you could have been them?  I asked myself that question when I started hearing about Ada Lois Sipuel’s fight to enter OU Law School.  I still ask that question every time that I write about her and every time that my play is performed. 

I am fascinated by her story because I identify with her and wonder whether I would have had the courage and determination to challenge the segregation laws. 

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The LL.M. Experience at OU Law School

In past years, when I studied in China, Italy and Israel, I became interested in a law program that would teach energy and natural resource classes, and I searched several schools who had these classes. At the beginning of 2011, OU law school announced that it would open a new LL.M. program, adding to the school’s 100-year history a new  academic experience: an LL.M. focusing on natural resource and energy issues. I applied immediately.

The OU law faculty is very nice and extremely helpful to the LL.M. students.

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OU Law Volunteers Will Do Your Tax Return for FREE!

If your income was below $50,000 for the past year, members of the OU College of Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will complete your tax return for free.  Just bring a valid ID (preferably a social security card) for you and your dependents and all supporting tax documents to the Norman Public Library any Wednesday or Thursday before April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the IRS-certified tax preparers will be happy to assist you.

The VITA program started in 2006.

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1L Career Development Night at OU Law

The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the entire 1L class on January 19, 2012, for Career Development Night.  This event was generously sponsored by Crowe & Dunlevy and Devon Energy.  The purpose of the event was to expose 1Ls to the various areas of the law including corporate, law firm and government sectors. 

The event began with a keynote address from Dean Joe Harroz.  Dean Harroz emphasized to the students that grades in law school, and particularly in their first year, are not determinative of their success. 

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China Law Summer Program Informational Meeting

2012 is the inaugural year for the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s participation in a summer program hosted by Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. The program affords students an opportunity to take classes in English on Chinese law and international law under the guidance of American and Chinese legal educators and experience Chinese culture and history. It also provides the opportunity for two-week internships with Chinese law firms.  An Informational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, at noon in Classroom 3.  LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

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