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OU Law Students Invited to Dream Course Lecture with Carl Pope Feb. 27

OU Law students are invited to this week’s session of the Political Economy, Technological Innovation and Values Dream Course. The featured speaker is former Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope and current principal of Inside Straight Strategies. Pope will make two presentations on Feb. 27.

Daytime presentation: "Innovation and Rights; Rigged Markets and Sustainability; The Conflict we Can’t Resolve"
Date:  February 27, 2013
Time:  10:30 a.m. to Noon
Location:  Price Hall 2030       

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Congrats to NALSA and Civil Rights Competition Teams

Congratulations to the NALSA and Civil Rights teams for doing an outstanding job representing OU this past weekend.  

The NALSA team competed in Portland, Oregon.  Maryanne Mohan and Sage Garland advanced to the second elimination round and finished 6th in the tournament out of a field of over 60 teams.  They won two of three ballots in the Elite 8 round, but lost on points to advance to the Final 4. Congrats to coach Taiawagi Helton, assisted by Casey Delaney, for their outstanding work with the team.  Our team’s understanding of the law was superb!    

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OU Alumni in D.C. Series: Tiffany Drake

Tiffany Drake (’11) of Arlington, Texas, works as a patent examiner for the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. Working in a fast-paced environment, her job consists essentially of analyzing patent applications for their patentability by searching for prior art that would anticipate the claimed inventions, conducting attorney and inventor interviews, and writing office actions in response to the applications.  

“With regards to examination, I was surprised to find out how much research and consideration are required in very short amounts of time,” Drake explained.

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OU Alumni in D.C. Series: Glenn Carter

Robert “Glenn” Carter (’11) of Norman, Oklahoma, landed a job as an advising attorney at the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Working in the Office of Appellate Operations, Carter was told he was chosen for the position based upon his mock and moot court experience.  

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OU Alumni in D.C. Series: Cleta Deatherage Mitchell

Cleta Deatherage Mitchell (’75) has lived in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years. Born in northeast Oklahoma City in 1950, Mitchell graduated from Classen High School before attending OU as an undergraduate and a law student.  

While at OU, Mitchell worked for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and consequently, interacted with many members of the Oklahoma Legislature. A long-held interest in politics blossomed as she spent hours at the Capitol watching, listening and talking with legislators.

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