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OU Law Accepts Applications for Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to announce that applications and nominations are being accepted for the Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law. The Chair has been funded through a gift from the Herman G. Kaiser Foundation. It is intended for a legal scholar with an international reputation for research excellence and superior teaching skills in the fields of international law, comparative law, or both. The appointment will be at the full professor level with tenure.

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OU Law group explores “land of contradictions”

It is a cliché to say that China is a land of contradictions, but the first OU law students participating in the Chinese Law Summer Program are finding the truth in that platitude.  Eight OU law students are living in China for a month, attending classes on the Chinese legal system at Renmin University Law School and exploring the dynamic capital city of Beijing. 

China’s capital city is an enigma, home to both ancient and modern China, not to mention more than 22 million permanent residents and a “floating population” of another 10 million or so migrant workers. 

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Chinese Negotiations

When deciding to study abroad to learn about the Chinese legal system this summer, I did not really plan on my negotiating skills getting a big work out. Well I was wrong. We go to class during the day soaking in everything we can about the intricacies of the legal system in China, but the Socratic method is not widely used here, so we do not use many oral skills. However, our oral arguments and negotiating skills are put to the test at the famous Chinese silk markets.

Walking through the silk shops will do wonders for anyone’s self esteem.

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LL.M. Graduate to Teach at University of North Dakota

Christine Fritze, a 2012 graduate of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program, has accepted a visiting professorship at the University of North Dakota School of Law to teach natural resources, oil and gas, and elder law in 2012-13. UND is the only law school in North Dakota.  Christine has agreed to a one-year commitment with hopes to stay for a second year.

In addition, Christine has been named as the UND’s trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Lawyer Foundation and will attend the annual institute on behalf of the university.

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Professor Lindsay Robertson Testifies Before Congress About Tax Reform

OU Law Professor Lindsay Robertson testified before the Senate Finance Committee on May 15 about what tax reform could mean for Native American tribes and territories. While this is Professor Robertson’s third trip to D.C. to testify before Congress, this is his first time testifying before the Senate Finance Committee. He has testified twice for the Indian Affairs Committee. 

Click here to watch a video of Professor Robertson's testimony.

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