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College of Law Hosts Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the Business Law Society (BLS) recently hosted OU Law alumnus Christopher Staine ('10), an associate at Crowe & Dunlevy who specializes in Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights. In 2015, Staine was selected to join the National Black Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers. Membership is limited to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as lawyers practicing in designated aspects of the law.

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OU Law Hosts International Trade and Investment Guest Speaker

The Business Law Society, the Oklahoma International Law Society, and Professor Evelyn Aswad recently hosted Jennifer Springer, the director of International Trade and Foreign Investment at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, to speak at the College of Law. Ms. Springer manages the trade and foreign direct investment branches of the Global Services division at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as well as overseeing the three trade offices located worldwide.

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OU Law Alumnus Patrick Wyrick Named to Oklahoma Supreme Court

OU College of Law alumnus, Patrick Wyrick ('07) was named to the Oklahoma Supreme Court by Governor Mary Fallin. Wyrick will replace OU Law alumnus, Justice Steven W. Taylor ('74) who retired from the bench in December 2016. 

Wyrick has served in the Oklahoma Attorney General's office as Solicitor General since 2011. He joins two other OU College of Law alumni on the Oklahoma Supreme Court: Justice Tom Colbert ('83) and Justice Noma Gurich ('78).

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Robertson selected as American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor Lindsay Robertson was elected by the board of the American Bar Foundation to membership in The Fellows, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars. The group supports the research of the American Bar Foundation and sponsors seminars and events relevant to the legal profession. Membership is limited to 1 percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. 

Congratulations, Prof. Robertson!

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Alumnus and Famed Lawyer John Raley Visits OU Law

OU Law alumnus and Houston attorney John Raley ('84) returned to the College of Law and spoke on his successful pro bono case that resulted in the exoneration of Michael Morton, an innocent man who spent 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

In 1987, Morton was wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife. With new and extensive DNA testing, Raley convinced a Texas court of Morton’s innocence. The pro bono case lasted seven years.

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