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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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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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More than 300 Guests attend OU Law's "Tribal Sovereignty: A Global Perspective" Symposium

The University of Oklahoma College of Law, American Indian Law Review, and OU Native American Studies Department were privileged to host world-renowned speakers last week at the “Tribal Sovereignty:  A Global Perspective”  Symposium.

Hundreds of people from all over the United States filled The University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Bell Courtroom to attend the Symposium.  The keynote speaker for this event was Jose Francisco Calí Tzay (Maya Kaqchikel), Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). 

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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 OU Law Chapter of Phi Delta Phi Initiates 41 New Members

41 students from The University of Oklahoma College of Law are the newest members of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal fraternity celebrating academic excellence.   Academic achievement, integrity, service, and excellence are all factors given consideration when deciding which students receive invitation.  OU Law’s initiates for 2014 are listed below. 

 
Bergren, Stephen
Brannan, John C. III
Chambers, Maris
Dixon, Bryan
Dobry, Foster
Earley, Charles A
Easley, Kevin Alan Jr.
Eghbal, Shahin (Shane)
Eissenstat, Katie

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