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.


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. 


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.


Professor Aswad Working on UN Proposals to Reduce Religious Violence

Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law Evelyn Aswad has been invited by the U.S. State Department to join its sub-working group on Religion and Conflict Mitigation, which is tasked with making proposals to Secretary of State John Kerry about initiatives the United States should pursue at the United Nations (UN) to reduce (and hopefully end) religious violence around the world. .  The group is made up of members of NGOs, faith leaders, State Department officials, and academics. 


Students Surprise Michael Waters on his 25th Anniversary at OU Law

On August 28, 2014, Michael Waters celebrated his 25th year at OU Law as Editorial Advisor for the law reviews.  OU Law boasts three law reviews:  the Oklahoma Law Review, the American Indian Law Review, and Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology.  Michael’s role in all three is vital: he edits every article for each journal before it is published.  To show their gratitude, students from all three journals gathered to honor his hard work and dedication to them for the past 25 years.