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The Newest Members of the Class of 2017 Join OU Law for Admitted Students Day!

Anyone who has attended law school knows the months leading up to the first day can be filled with anticipation.  For 40 such students, the University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted Admitted Students Day to educate them on what their next three years will entail.  Admitted students from all over the country who have been accepted for the Class of 2017 heard from alumni, faculty, staff and current students about the OU Law experience. 
The day started with an opportunity to meet fellow classmates, deans and professors at a breakfast in the Amicus Café. 

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The Certificate in Energy Law: OU Law’s Latest Tool to Train

As the University of Oklahoma College of Law transitions into its second century, its students, faculty, and administration have joined forces in a collaborative effort to train the most well-equipped lawyers to enter the ever-changing American workforce, especially the legal field. The legal industry and private enterprise have begun demanding lawyers and employees who are well-rounded, but also specialized in the specific area in which they will work. 

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Remembering Edna Elkouri

On February 17, the University of Oklahoma College of Law family lost one of its dearest friends.  Edna Asper Elkouri along with her late husband, Professor Emeritus Frank Elkouri, made a permanent and profound impact on OU Law. 
A native Pennsylvanian, Edna was born on June 18, 1922.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh before attending George Washington University to earn her Juris Doctor degree.   While a first year law student, Edna met Frank Elkouri, who was then working for the National Wage Stabilization Board in Washington, D.C. 

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OU Law Hosts the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition

Over 200 competitors and coaches from 17 states attended the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.   More than 200 attorneys and judges volunteered their time to judge rounds which were held Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1st.   OU Law Professor Lindsay Robertson drafted this year’s problem.  Teams from William Mitchell and the University of Hawaii argued in the final round with Ryan McCarthy and Josh Peterson from William Mitchell coming out on top.  OU Law’s teams both performed well. 

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The Office of Career Development Hosts Public Interest Career Fair

Kerr Lounge was lined with employers representing 15 different public interest organizations from across the country for OU Law’s Public Interest Career Fair.  At the event, hosted by the Office of Career Development, students had the chance to interact with and distribute resumes to potential employers.  It was a great opportunity for them to obtain externships and internships with public interest organizations.  It also allowed the organizations to market themselves and their internship programs to the students who are actively seeking public interest positions.

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