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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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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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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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Melvin Hall speaks at BLSA’s “Remembering Our History” Program

Melvin Hall speaks at BLSA’s “Remembering Our History” Program
Melvin Hall, a 1981 graduate of OU Law, joined the Black Law Student Association to speak at the group’s “Remembering Our History” Program.  Mr. Hall’s speech focused on the strides the African-American community has made in the legal field and credited Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher for many of those changes.  He told the students of the impact she made in his life and how the students will also have the power to change someone’s life.  “You have to encourage people.  People are going to respect you. 

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OU Law Professor Katheleen Guzman is awarded an Oklahoma Medal for Excellence!

Katheleen R. Guzman, the Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law and MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor of Law is this year’s winner of the Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Research University.  “The energy she gives to students is significant and radiates in all that she does,” said College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. A law professor for more than two decades, Guzman said she sets high expectations for her students, with the ultimate goal of teaching students how to teach themselves. “I demand daily written briefs and lower grades for inadequate preparation,” Guzman said.

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