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Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Visits OU Law

OU College of Law alumnus Robert Jordan (’74), former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, spoke to more than 80 students about his diplomatic service abroad, as commemorated in his new book Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11. Ambassador Jordan discussed his work on trade, terrorism and human rights issues while serving in Saudi Arabia and answered a variety of student questions. 

After his talk, Ambasador Jordan met with students to answer questions about his career and he signed their copies of Desert Diplomat.

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OU Law Competition Teams Fare Well

OU Law students fared well at moot court competitions across the country this past weekend. Juvenile Law Moot Court Team members Leslie Gile and Maggie Tully won second place in the national tournament at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. Maggie won the Best Advocate Award and Leslie placed seventh in speaker awards. 

Jeff Swigart, Abi Ryan and Foster Dobry also won second place at the regional Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition in Dallas, Texas. With that placement, the team qualifies for the national finals in Washington D.C. next month.

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In Her Own Words: Grace Dawkins' Internship with the Norman City Attorney

In May of 2014 I started working for the Norman City Attorney's Office as a legal intern. Starting March 23, 2015, I worked as a licensed legal intern (LLI). I became licensed after taking the MPRE, a legal ethics exam; registering with the Oklahoma Bar Association as a student member; and taking an exam over the laws specific to Oklahoma licensed legal interns. LLIs are allowed to appear in court and practice as licensed interns in a variety of cases, however there are some areas where even an LLI must be accompanied by an attorney.

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Professor Robertson Named to Oklahoma Governor's International Team

This month, Professor Lindsay Robertson was named to the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team (OKGIT). The nonprofit corporation is made up of nearly 50 select Oklahoma citizens from the private, governmental and educational sectors.

OKGIT is dedicated to a stronger Oklahoma in the global economy through business development supported by a climate of international engagement among the general public, as well as the business, educational and government sectors.

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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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