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Professor Aswad Participates in U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law

On December 10, Professor Evelyn Aswad participated in the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law, which is composed of former legal advisers to various Secretaries of State as well as international law professors and practitioners. The discussion focused on issues related to cross-border electronic data access, the development of non-legally binding international norms, and issues relating to the law of war. Professor Aswad shared her views on the intersection of these topics with the emerging area of international business and human rights. 

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Nicole Lynn (’15) Lands Dream Job: Alumna is PlayersRep’s First Female Sports Agent

It can take decades for professionals to secure a job of their dreams. Nicole Lynn, a graduate of OU Law’s Class of 2015, had a different experience.

“I came to law school with the sole purpose of becoming a sports agent,” said Nicole. “I have always wanted to help athletes make the transition from college football to the NFL and then transition out of the NFL. Many athletes make a ton of money over the course of their career, but end up bankrupt. I want to be a sounding board for them and help them retain wealth.”

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OU Law Hosts Debate on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

This week, OU Law hosted a debate featuring four experts on civil asset forfeiture within the state of Oklahoma. The debate topic centered on the issue of reforming the state’s current laws on civil asset forfeiture.

Panelists included Oklahoma State Senator Kyle Loveless, First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland, Oklahoma City Police Major Bill Weaver and Legal Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma Brady Henderson.

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UN Internship Shapes Student’s Perspective

In August 2015, I had the privilege of serving as a student intern for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva, Switzerland. I am currently a 3L law student at the University of Oklahoma and completed the internship between my 2L and 3L years. I became aware of this opportunity through OU Professors Alvaro Baca and Lindsay Robertson. They connected me with Mr. Francisco Cali Tzay, the Chairperson of the CERD.

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OU Law Holds Calvert Moot Court Competition

This week, 40 OU Law students participated in the Calvert Moot Court Competition. Competitors included 2L and 3L students who researched a case currently before the Supreme Court (Kansas v. Carr) and presented oral arguments before tournament judges. The annual competition is sponsored by the OU Law Board of Advocates and the Floyd and Irma Calvert Fund for Law and Liberty. The Competition stretched throughout the week and took place in various court rooms, conference rooms and classrooms in the OU Law Center. 

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