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U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meets at OU Law

Judges and lawyers from around the country gathered at the OU College of Law April 11-12 for the spring meeting of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. This committee oversees the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and develops proposals for new and amended rules.

The spring meeting drew special attention from the bar this year as the advisory committee agenda included several hot button topics ranging from discovery reform to spoliation sanctions for the loss of electronically stored information.

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Judge Wayne Alley speaks to OU Law students on professionalism

Judge Wayne Alley recently spoke about professionalism and his legal career to the Legal Methods and Externship classes at the College.  Judge Alley is a retired Brigadier General, former Dean of the OU College of Law, retired judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, and is currently a Jurist in Residence at OU.  He told summer law students about his involvement in the Lt. William Calley appeal during the Vietnam War, commenting on the differences between civil and military tribunals.  Judge Alley also described his duties as a federal judge, providing insight on judges' preferences. 

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Seeing Double: Twins Graduate from OU Law

As different in personality as they are alike in appearance, identical twins Megan Winter and Lauren Hensely will pursue legal careers in Oklahoma City following their graduation May 11 from OU Law. In this Q&A, Megan shares their story.

1. Are you identical twins?   
Yes, we are identical twins born two minutes apart in Tulsa. We don’t have other siblings.

2. Have you both always been interested in law, or did one persuade the other to attend law school?    
I have known I wanted to be a lawyer since about age 5. 

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LL.M. Grad Published in Oil, Gas and Energy Law Journal

Ensieh Mohajeri, a 2012 graduate of the John B. Turner LL.M. program at OU Law, has been published in the international online journal, Oil, Gas and Energy Law Journal. Click here to read her article, titled "Overview of Political and Regulatory Risks in International Energy Investment." (Link opens in a new window.)

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Moot Court Final Round Features All-Star Judges Panel

Come watch the final round of 1L Moot Court competitions noon April 15 in the Bell Courtroom. Teams will argue in front of an all-star judges panel:

Judge Jerome Holmes – Tenth Circuit
Justice Noma Gurich – Oklahoma Supreme Court
Judge Charles Johnson – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Judge Brian Goree – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Judge Shon Erwin – Federal Magistrate Judge
Judge Donald Deason – State District Judge
Judge Wayne Alley – Federal District Judge, retired, and Jurist in Residence at OU Law
Professor David Swank - OU Law

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