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OILS Hosts Mixer for International Students

Last week, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) hosted a mixer for international students and their law student mentors. The international students were from Nigeria, Cameroon, Pakistan, China, the UK, and France. The main purpose of this event, and events similar to this hosted by OILS, is to provide international students with an opportunity to meet those outside of their classes and promote the cultural exchanges in our law school.

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Prof. Drew Kershen Speaks at Oklahoma Water Law Conference

Last week, OU College of Law Professor Emeritus Drew Kershen spoke at the 9th Annual Oklahoma Water Law Conference. The conference theme was "Focus on the Historic Water Rights Settlement Agreement." Prof. Kershen's presentation -- "The Process of Water Settlements: Where Do We Go From Here?" -- was part of the "Academic Perspectives on the Agreement" portion of the CLE. Prof. Kershen served as one of the conference's Program Co-Chairs.

Prof. Kershen is the Emeritus Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law at the OU College of Law.

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College of Law Hosts Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the Business Law Society (BLS) recently hosted OU Law alumnus Christopher Staine ('10), an associate at Crowe & Dunlevy who specializes in Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights. In 2015, Staine was selected to join the National Black Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers. Membership is limited to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as lawyers practicing in designated aspects of the law.

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OU Law Hosts International Trade and Investment Guest Speaker

The Business Law Society, the Oklahoma International Law Society, and Professor Evelyn Aswad recently hosted Jennifer Springer, the director of International Trade and Foreign Investment at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, to speak at the College of Law. Ms. Springer manages the trade and foreign direct investment branches of the Global Services division at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as well as overseeing the three trade offices located worldwide.

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OU Law Alumnus Patrick Wyrick Named to Oklahoma Supreme Court

OU College of Law alumnus, Patrick Wyrick ('07) was named to the Oklahoma Supreme Court by Governor Mary Fallin. Wyrick will replace OU Law alumnus, Justice Steven W. Taylor ('74) who retired from the bench in December 2016. 

Wyrick has served in the Oklahoma Attorney General's office as Solicitor General since 2011. He joins two other OU College of Law alumni on the Oklahoma Supreme Court: Justice Tom Colbert ('83) and Justice Noma Gurich ('78).

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