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In His Own Words: Alex Campbell’s Externship at the U.S. State Department

I had the privilege of spending the fall 2015 semester working for the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. For 12 weeks I lived and worked in our nation’s capital. The University of Oklahoma gave me the opportunity to spend the semester externing with the State Department in the International Claims and Investment Disputes Division. This is the largest division in the State Department’s Legal Office. The office was responsible for representing the United States claimants in issues they encounter overseas.

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In Their Own Words: Natalie Gilbert's and Brooke Hamilton's Internship with Campus Crusade

Last summer we had the privilege of serving as legal interns for Campus Crusade for Christ International (Cru) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cru is the world’s largest global missions’ organization, with over 25,000 employees in 191 countries, and their General Counsel’s Office serves as in-house counsel for the entire organization and its subsidiaries.

Our experiences, though similar, had some distinctions. Read on to learn more about our internship.

Brooke:

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In Her Own Words: Lauren Swanson's Internship at Discovery Channel

Above: Lauren Swanson sitting in the Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl Throne

During the summer of 2015, I was given the opportunity to test-run a dream job when I interned with the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland. I applied for the position at a time when I was feeling pretty defeated about summer internships generally. I had gotten a lot of rejections, and decided it wouldn’t hurt to start applying for some long shots. My dream is to work in the entertainment industry, and I already had ties to the D.C. area, so this was an ideal opportunity.

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Professor Aswad Participates in U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law

On December 10, Professor Evelyn Aswad participated in the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law, which is composed of former legal advisers to various Secretaries of State as well as international law professors and practitioners. The discussion focused on issues related to cross-border electronic data access, the development of non-legally binding international norms, and issues relating to the law of war. Professor Aswad shared her views on the intersection of these topics with the emerging area of international business and human rights. 

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Nicole Lynn (’15) Lands Dream Job: Alumna is PlayersRep’s First Female Sports Agent

It can take decades for professionals to secure a job of their dreams. Nicole Lynn, a graduate of OU Law’s Class of 2015, had a different experience.

“I came to law school with the sole purpose of becoming a sports agent,” said Nicole. “I have always wanted to help athletes make the transition from college football to the NFL and then transition out of the NFL. Many athletes make a ton of money over the course of their career, but end up bankrupt. I want to be a sounding board for them and help them retain wealth.”

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