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Event Shines Light on Global Female Empowerment and Human Trafficking April 9-12

The University of Oklahoma’s world-renowned publication, World Literature Today, will host the "Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture" April 9-12, 2013. The Puterbaugh Festival is part of a forty-year tradition through which World Literature Today brings world-class writers (often future Nobel Prize winners) to the OU campus.

This year’s festival will highlight the utility of art in empowering women and promoting social justice.  The event will feature two keynote addresses, a photography exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr.

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OU Legal Clinic Hosts Fashion Show April 5 for S-CAP

“Everyone has a past. We all want a future,” said Maria Harris, a participant in Cleveland County’s Second Chance Access Pilot program (S-CAP). OU Legal Clinic student Katie Wilder interviewed Harris and described her as an “outgoing, positive, cheerful” person who is “serious about helping the world embrace the positive.”

S-CAP was started by the Cleveland County Sherriff’s office to combat the rising number of female incarcerations. It is a navigational service for non-violent women offenders. S-CAP is the only program of its kind in Oklahoma.

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Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team Places Third

Congratulations to the Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team!  Brooke Churchman, Kelly Collins, and Katie Langwell won THIRD best brief (out of 42). The team also advanced to the second elimination round finishing in the top eight.  

This was our first time at this competition, and Professor Stephen Henderson did an excellent job as their coach. Stephen and the team spent half their Spring Break in New Jersey, so they may be suffering from the time change today.  But, wake them up and congratulate them when you see them.  

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OU Law Students Invited to Meet the Energy Industry

OU Law is a leader in energy and natural resources law. Many OU Law graduates have enjoyed successful and rewarding careers in the oil and gas industry, rising through the ranks to hold key leadership positions in their companies.

With a continued focus in this area, OU Law has partnered with industry leaders to offer students a “Meet the Energy Industry” event Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Tribal Justice Internship Exceeds Expectations

This semester I have had the amazing opportunity to work at the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) in Washington, D.C. OTJ is the primary point of contact between the Department of Justice and all of the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes. OTJ maintains liaison with those tribes while promoting the internal uniformity of the Department on policies and litigating positions on matters relating to Indian Country.

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