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Oklahoma Law Review Symposium 2014

Each fall the Oklahoma Law Review and the College of Law host an academic symposium on a current issue in the legal field. The topic of this year's symposium is Congress's plenary power to enact immigration policy that conflicts with certain constitutional protections. This public event will feature six legal scholars from around the country in the Dick Bell Courtroom at 9:30am on Friday, November 14.

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Board of Advocates Eager to Use iPads in Competitions

The OU Law Board of Advocates hosts several intra-school and interscholastic competitions a year.  Hosting a tournament takes hundreds of hours of preparation including contacting judges, setting up administration and  coordinating schedules.  The digital initiative will help make tournament communication more efficient.  

Kim Beight, president of the BOA says,  “it really takes a village to plan a competition, and there are many moving parts in play at any given time.

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OU INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY HOSTS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS

The Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) and its faculty adviser, Professor Evelyn Aswad, recently hosted Kristin McGeeney, the Senior Legal Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, as well as Dan Mahanty, the U.S. State Department’s director of the Office of Security and Human Rights in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) and former head of the Office of Middle East affairs in DRL.  OILS greeted them with a welcome reception at Blackbird upon their arrival.  The next day Ms.

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OU Law Professor Srividhya Ragavan Part of Key Discussions at World Health Organization Workshop in India

OU Law Professor Srividhya Ragavan was invited by the World Health Organization, Country office for India, to speak at a national consultation workshop on “Trade, Trust and Technology in times of Universal Health Coverage.”   

Representatives from around the world gathered in India in an effort to build public understanding of issues impacting universal access to essential drugs, diagnostics and medical devices.  They also discussed ways to build capacity at the policy-making level and to share the best practices in this area from across the world. 

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Professor Lindsay Robertson Consults with Francisco Cali, President of the UN CERD, in Geneva

Professor Lindsay Robertson consults with Francisco Cali, President of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), at the Committee's review of the United States in August.  Professor Robertson participated in the review as advisor to the CERD.  President Cali was the 2013 Fellow in Comparative and Federal Indigenous Peoples Law at the College of Law.

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