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Internship Experience Shapes Student’s Career Plans

This summer, I had the opportunity to work at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in the child support division, and it was a wonderful experience. I worked closely with the legal team, learning the ins and outs of child support and the IV-D courts. Every Wednesday, our office had a docket of around 75 cases, and I was in charge of preparing all of the cases for the docket. I spent a good portion of my internship observing, both in court and in the office. This was the most valuable part of the entire experience.

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Working to Empower Women, Build Peace

I worked at the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women in Oklahoma City. The Institute’s mission is to promote peace by creating economically stable societies. I worked specifically with the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program, which selects 30 women from Rwanda and 30 women from Afghanistan to participate in an intensive business basics course in their home country.

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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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