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Professor Maute’s Writings Lauded in Latest Edition of The Bramble Bush

First written more than 80 years ago, The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study by Karl N. Llewellyn continues to remain relevant in today’s legal education environment. Anyone who has graduated from law school in the U.S. since the 1930s has probably at least heard of The Bramble Bush, if not studied it in preparation for law school.

Stewart Macaulay, a senior professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, who authored the foreword for the most recent edition, discussed at length the work of OU Law Professor Judith Maute.

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The Six-Word Externship Challenge

It is said Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write an entire story in six words. True or not, brevity has its advantages. Taking a cue from Professor Mary Dunnwold of Hamline University School of Law who asked first-year students to do the same, I asked the summer externs to tell us about their experience in six words. Here are some of their responses.

More court. More clients. More coffee.
Doing good work for good reasons. 
To affirm or not to affirm. (working for an appellate judge)
It is good to be a citizen.

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65 Employers Confirmed for OU Law Fall Recruitment Program

Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) staff have confirmed more than 65 employers for the Fall Recruitment Program. This is twice the number of employers compared to registration in July 2011! The program is scheduled to begin Aug. 13 and will continue through the end of September.  More employers are expected to sign up and participate throughout the fall semester, further increasing job opportunities for students at OU Law.

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International Human Rights Clinic in French Guiana

Except for the time I spent about 30 minutes just inside the Canada border when I was in 8th grade, I had never been out of the country. It made my experience participating in the OU Law International Human Rights Clinic that much more significant.

On May 19, two law students, a law professor and I embarked on our journey across two time zones, an ocean and thousands of miles to the French overseas region of French Guiana. French Guiana, or “Guyane” as the locals call it, is situated along the Atlantic Ocean in South America bordered by Brazil on one side and Suriname on the other.

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OU Law Hosts Section Release Party for Incoming 1Ls

On June 29, Dean Joe Harroz opened his home to incoming first-year students for the inaugural Section Release Party. Incoming students typically find out their sections right before schools starts, during orientation. Susan Wilson, director of admissions, said that the faculty and staff decided it would be more meaningful to have an event in the summer.

“We typically have to wait until August for them to get here,” Assistant Dean Scott Palk said. “We simply did not want to wait! We wanted to get them here early so they could all meet each other.”

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