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2014 Convocation

OU Law celebrated the graduation of 153 juris doctorate and 20 master of laws students on Saturday, May 10th at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.  
 
Serving as the keynote speaker for the convocation was United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Judge Robert E. Bacharach.  President Barack Obama nominated Judge Bacharach January 4, 2013, when the set was vacated by Robert Henry.  The United States Senate confirmed his nomination February 25, 2013 and he received his commission February 28, 2013. 

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The Student Bar Association Welcomes a New Board of Governors

The Student Bar Association (SBA) wraps us the 2013-2014 school year by electing a new Board of Governors.  The SBA Board of Governors for 2014-2015 is as follows:

President: Elise Puma, 3L
Executive Vice President: Christy Atwood, 2L
Vice President of Finance: Cassandra Kolenda, 3L
Vice President of Marketing: Kristin Newman, 2L
Vice President of Special Events: Melissa Cowle, 2L
Vice President of Programming: Erin Erhardt, 3L
3L Class President: Luke Miles, 3L
2L Class President: Sam Merchant, 2L
1L Class President: Elected in Fall

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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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