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In Her Own Words - Taylor Crowell Discusses Her Legal Assistant Education at OU

When I was starting college, my mom would tell me once I found what I love to do, become the best I can in that field. Throughout college, I always gravitated toward legal classes. When I got my first job as a Legal Assistant a few years later, my suspicions were confirmed: I knew this was the field for me.

Deciding to enroll in the University of Oklahoma Law Legal Assistant program was an easy decision. After doing some research online, I found the program’s website and immediately turned in an application.

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OU Celebrates Diplomacy Lab Partnership with U.S. State Department

On March 10, The University of Oklahoma College of Law and College of International Studies (CIS) students and faculty gathered for a luncheon in the Bell Court Room with Dean Harroz and CIS Dean Grillot to celebrate OU’s Diplomacy Lab partnership with the State Department.  The students and faculty had participated in a pilot phase of Diplomacy Lab, which is an initiative that enables the State Department to “course-source” research and innovation related to foreign policy by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country.

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Kelbie Kennedy, Third Year Law Student, Speaks on Harvard Panel

As a third year OU Law student, Kelbie Kennedy was one of only 60 people worldwide, working with the Harvard Carr Center to create new international document to combat violence against women. In February, Harvard hosted a panel to discuss the current gaps in international law that fail to protect women from violence. Five researchers involved in the larger project were invited to present to Harvard faculty and students on the matter. Kelbie was the only law student on the panel.

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OU Law Competition Teams Bring Home Top Honors

National Moot Court Competition
The National Moot Court Competition team of Nicole Lynn, Drew McNeil, and Lindsay Kistler Swiniuch won the award for best brief at the regional competition in Omaha, Nebraska, in November.  This qualified the team for the National Finals in New York City in February.  At nationals, th team was awarded third best brief in the nation and advanced to the Sweet 16 round.

American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition

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In Her Own Words - Rebeca West's Trip to Asuncion, Paraguay with the International Human Rights Clinic

Twenty-three hours after we left 30-degree weather in Oklahoma City, the 97- degree temperatures in Asuncion, Paraguay, felt more like 140 degrees when it hit our tired faces. Like most of my co-travelers, I had failed miserably at the art of sleeping in the conservatively spaced airplane and I was running on little sleep. However, no amount of sleep deprivation was going to extinguish my excitement for finally returning to Asuncion. Twenty-six years before, my parents had been missionaries in the same city.  It was there where I was born.

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