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China and the “American Dream”

The idea of the “American Dream” is still very much alive in China. While studying abroad in China this summer, I spoke with a friend who is originally from China but now lives in North America about the Chinese concept of America. Specifically, we spoke about the ideas of freedom and success our country connotes to the Chinese.

As Americans, we tend to be taught that the U.S. is the best, or at least very highly ranked compared to other countries. However, other countries don’t generally share our view or think very highly of Americans.

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Recent Graduates Published in Brazilian Law Review

Works by two recent OU Law graduates, Lais Almada ('13) and Carolina Araujo de Azevedo ('13), were published in the Brazilian Law Review.

A link to the website, which opens in a new window, is supplied here: http://www.panoramaofbrazilianlaw.com/index.php/BrLaw/issue/current 

Lais and Carolina expressed thanks for all the support they had from OU and the faculty.

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My Summer Advancing Civil Rights in Education and Voter Protection

After almost a year of planning, I landed in Washington D.C. the day before Memorial Day. In the end, I will have spent over 10 weeks living and working in the Nation’s Capitol. While here, I have lent my hand to important work in the Civil Rights field, been a part of a movement, and even crossed off a few things from my bucket list.

Last summer I made the decision to spend the summer after my 2L year in Washington D.C. I was fortunate enough to attend the Equal Justice Works Career Fair held in Crystal City in late October, 2012. 

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Linda Coats Remembered

OU Law has lost a true friend and legacy.  Faculty, staff, alumni and current students were heartbroken to learn of the recent passing of the College’s beloved former first lady, Linda Coats. Mrs. Coats, wife of Dean Emeritus Andrew M. Coats, was a true model of grace, kindness and generosity.  She made an impact on the heart of every person she encountered and her legacy will remain for years to come in the masses of students and alumni she touched.

“The time, energy and love Linda Coats has given to the OU College of Law is simply immeasurable,” said current OU Law Dean Joe Harroz.

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Oklahoma Judicial Conference Meets at OU Law

The University of Oklahoma College of Law welcomed the Oklahoma judiciary on Wednesday, July 17, for the opening day of the 2013 Oklahoma Judicial Conference.

The statewide association of judges and justices serving Oklahoma's state courts meets each year to provide education and training of members of the judicial branch of state government. The association also analyzes the needs of trial courts, often sharing their findings with the state Supreme Court and Legislature.

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