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In Her Own Words - Rebeca West's Trip to Asuncion, Paraguay with the International Human Rights Clinic

Twenty-three hours after we left 30-degree weather in Oklahoma City, the 97- degree temperatures in Asuncion, Paraguay, felt more like 140 degrees when it hit our tired faces. Like most of my co-travelers, I had failed miserably at the art of sleeping in the conservatively spaced airplane and I was running on little sleep. However, no amount of sleep deprivation was going to extinguish my excitement for finally returning to Asuncion. Twenty-six years before, my parents had been missionaries in the same city.  It was there where I was born.

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Legal Agency Costs: Our Preference to Sue Directors

As originally posted on Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog (Feb. 2, 2015)

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Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Chapter Brings Home Top Honors!

OU Law sent 7 students January 15-18 to the Rocky Mountain Black Law Students Association (RMBLSA) Convention in Houston, TX.  For the third year in a row, the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Chapter earned the award for "Chapter of the Year." This year, the chapter not only earned top chapter, but also ranked first overall for the entire region.  Additionally, the Moot Court team captured the title for Best Petitioner's Brief.

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OU Law Students Attend State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law Meeting

Three students from Professor Evelyn Aswad's Human Rights Law class (Marcelo Pendleton, Ben Lundquist, and Jason Hubbert) accompanied her to a meeting of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL) as well as a meeting of a Department working group on religion and conflict mitigation.  At ACIL, they heard former Legal Advisers for various US Presidents and international law professors from throughout the country engage in interesting legal discussions about the U.S.

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White House Announcement Notes OU Law to Host Consultations on National Action Plan

In September President Barak Obama announced plans to develop a National Action Plan to promote responsible business conduct abroad, consistent with UN and other international guidelines on business and human rights.   The White House recently announced several organizations would be hosting consultations to seek contributions from U.S. business and civil society about what the National Action Plan should contain.  The OU College of Law was noted as one of the hosts for these consultations in 2015.

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