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OU Law Hosts Consultations Among U.S. Government Officials, Federally Recognized Tribes, and Members of Civil Society

On April 24, The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted consultations among U.S. government officials, federally recognized tribes, and members of civil society to discuss the implementation of U.S. human rights obligations and commitments.   The consultations were held in anticipation of the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S. human rights record at the United Nations in Geneva, which will occur in 2015.  The consultations included twelve U.S.

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Misti Box Wins 2014 OU Staff Merit Award for Outstanding Job Performance

The 51st Annual Staff Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday, April 22nd in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.  OU Law’s Misti Box was recognized for her outstanding job performance.  She received the Distinguished Performance Award.  Misti is a faculty assistant who goes above and beyond her daily job duties to help everyone around her.  In addition to her normal administrative duties, she regularly runs to get supplies that a faculty or staff member may need immediately.  She has also gone out of her way to make the work environment more pleasant for everyone. 

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Oklahoma International Law Society Hosts Stephen Mathias Breakfast Reception

March 28, 2014 was a memorable day for the University of Oklahoma College of Law – particularly for the school’s Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS), which hosted a breakfast reception for U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Stephen Mathias.

Mathias, one of the highest-level officials to speak at the College of Law this year, opened the breakfast with remarks relating to hot international law topics before engaging in a Q-and-A style discussion with OILS members. 

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Four Students Honored at Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception

OU Law hosted the Pro Bono Awards Reception where four students were honored for their public service and many other granted fellowships.  The evening featured Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company. 

2014 Outstanding Student Award Winners

Ally Simon was named the Outstanding Graduating Student for contributing nearly 1000 hours to Pros for Africa and the ACLU. 

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OU Law’s Native American Law Student Association wins Chapter of the Year!

The OU Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) brought home several honors from the Federal Bar Association’s 38th Annual Indian Law Conference. 
 
NALSA was named Chapter of the Year in recognition of its contributions in increasing knowledge of Native American law.  NALSA hosted an ongoing speaker series, raised over $2000.00 for a NALSA fellowship to assist a student in working with Native communities and hosted this year’s National NALSA Moot Court Competition.

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