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Fellowship Provides Many Learning Opportunities

This summer I was employed at the Saint Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. The office prosecutes for the City of St. Louis. This position allowed me so many learning opportunities. Unlike many of my fellow law students, I had absolutely no legal experience prior to law school. The internship at the Circuit Attorney’s Office was easily one of the best learning experiences I have ever had.

During my internship, I was allowed to be a part of every aspect of trial. I attended pretrial meetings with the defense attorney and the judge inside the judge’s chamber.

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Therapy dogs return to OU Law

Throughout the next three weeks, OU Law will again be hosting therapy dogs for students to hang out and play with while studying for final exams at Coats Hall. The certified therapy dogs are provided by the organization A New Leash on Life. The dogs are visiting to help students cope with the stress of finals, and students should feel free to approach them, pet them, and play with them as they please. Each dog will be accompanied by a trainer at all times.

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Legal Fellowship Proves to Be Eye-opening Experience

I never imagined that I would spend a couple hours of my afternoon riding around in a 15-passenger van with my co-workers looking for strip clubs and brothels. I never thought I would visit a medium security prison with no air conditioning in southern Texas. And I never imagined that I would get to touch Beyoncé’s father’s beach house. Lucky for me, I had all of these experiences and many more as a law fellow at the nonprofit organization Children at Risk in Houston, Texas.

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Students Travel to Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

I had the honor at the end of October of traveling to the Washington, D.C., area with 10 law students who are interested in pursuing public interest careers.  We attended the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, where the students had the opportunity to network with 120 employers and like-minded students from across the country.  Of course, no trip to D.C. would be complete without some sightseeing.  On Saturday morning, we toured the East Wing of the White House.  While we were in the Red Room we were able to see President Obama exit the White House and board Marine One. 

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Hearings Held in Bell Courtroom Nov. 6-7

Faculty, students and the public are invited to attend two court hearings in the Dick Bell Courtroom Nov. 6 and 7.  On Tuesday, Nov. 6, United States District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti of the Western District of Oklahoma will be conducting a sentencing hearing in the case of United States of America vs. Landon Kyle Womack at 9:15 a.m.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be hearing oral arguments in United States v. Irizarry at 3:00 p.m. 

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