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Buenos Dias From A Costa Rican Internship

I have just started a legal internship in San Jose, Costa Rica, with the Inter-American Court on Human Rights, one of four international Courts in the world.  

First week and half here has been quite the experience already!  The Court operates ENTIRELY in Spanish, so I didn't really get a grace period to ease into things – although I must admit the total immersion into the language has already helped me tremendously.   

I am thrilled to be in this internship.

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Congrats to OU BLSA Chapter on an Outstanding Year

CONGRATULATIONS to BLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court team members Graham Boone and Courtney Hilliard!  The team won 2nd place at the regional competition in Dallas last weekend.  This qualifies them for the national finals in Atlanta, Georgia in early March.  The team also won Best Petitioner’s Brief.  This was quite a feat considering the difficulties we had submitting the brief the day after Thanksgiving!  

Additionally, our OU BLSA chapter won Chapter of the Year and Best Program of the Year. 

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3L Rayshon Payton Shares D.C. Experience, Interning at White House

One current law student has gotten a taste of working in Washington, D.C., and is focused on eventually returning. Third-year student Rayshon Payton completed a summer internship in D.C. where he worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Payton refers to that office as the “open front door to the White House.” The individuals who work there create and coordinate opportunities for a dialogue between the Obama administration and the public. One of the duties of the office is to host political forums and other outreach events.

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Learn about the Chinese Law Summer Program

There will be an Informational Meeting Feb. 6, Noon, in Classroom 3 about the 2013 Chinese Law Summer Program. This summer's program will be held May 17 – June 15 or May 17 – June 1

The University of Oklahoma College of Law participates in a summer program hosted by Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing for American law students. The program affords students an opportunity to study Chinese and international law under the guidance of American and Chinese legal educators and experience Chinese culture and history.

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Remembering Justice Ralph B. Hodges

The OU College of Law alumni community has lost a notable member and an outstanding public servant with the passing of retired Oklahoma State Supreme Court Justice Ralph B. Hodges on January 16, 2013. His obituary reads that he “was not only a great father, but a humble man whose qualities of honesty and integrity were witnessed by his word and deed to not only his family, but to the state he loved.”

Justice Hodges had an impressive career, serving on the bench for 46 years.

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