@ OU Law Newsletter

Announcements for the OU Law community.

February 19-28, 2018
Announcements

Academics:

  • Scholarship Opportunity: University Women's Association Scholarship
    • A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time 2L or 3L student. The award is based on academic performance, high standards of personal conduct, and with consideration for financial need.
    • Application packet should include: 
      1. Resume
      2. Statement of goals and future plans
      3. Two letters of recommendation
      4. 3x5 headshot (color preferred)
    • Submit materials to Becky Lucas at rlucas@ou.edu no later than noon on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Becky will submit as a group to the UWA Scholarship Committee.

General:

  • Conference Opportunity for Students: Proposal-Focused Mediation at the Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Law students are invited to attend “Proposal-Focused Mediation: New Methods to Mediate in Your Practice” featuring nationally noted attorney and mediator Bill Eddy. The program will be held 9 a.m.-2:50 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Oklahoma Bar Center, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City. Law students may attend for free, but you must register by calling Renee Montgomery at (405) 416-7029 or emailing reneem@okbar.org. Registration includes continental breakfast and a networking lunch. Click here for more information.
  • Networking opportunity for current 2L Students - Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court
    • Every year, the College of Law can nominate up to 10 students for membership in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court. The members of the RBG include local judges, experienced attorneys, younger attorneys, law professors, and third year law students. Members of the Inn meet monthly in and around Oklahoma City. Membership in the Inn provides a great opportunity to network and learn about the practice of law. To be considered for membership in the RBG Inn for the 2018-2019 membership year, complete the application form and email it to Professor Burstein at sarah.burstein@ou.edu by Friday, February 23, 2018.
    • Click here for the application. Please feel free to contact Professor Burstein with any questions or for more information.

Public Service:

  • Equal Justice Works is hosting a new free webinar, "The Public Service Loan Application Process" on Tuesday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.
    • This free webinar will teach you about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the application process. You can join live or watch later. If you register prior to the live event, you will receive a recording in the 48 hours following the live version. Register for the free webinar here.
  • The deadline to apply to the Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps program has been extended to Monday, February 19 at 10:59 p.m.
    • Equal Justice Works is seeking applications from students to fill 30 positions in rural communities nationwide in the Rural Summer Legal Corps program. Two OU Law students participated in this program last summer. Selected participants will begin the summer with intensive training in D.C. from poverty law experts on housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farm workers, Native American law, and family law, and receive a $5,000 stipend. After the training, the law students will return directly to their host site to continue their 8-10 week placement. Click here to apply.

Student Organizations:

  • The Black Law Student Association is hosting a book drive in honor of Black History Month
    • Now through March 1, students can donate new and gently-used books for children in kindergarten through fourth grade at our collection bin in the Kerr Student Lounge. Books will be donated to an organization serving low-income area schools and individuals in Oklahoma. 
  • Photo submissions for Gridiron will be accepted through Sunday, February 25
    • The Class of 2019 Student Bar Association Board is requesting any photos that you would like to include in the slideshow that will be displayed during Gridiron. Please email your photo submissions to Maddie Farris at Madeline.N.Scott-1@ou.edu through February 25 and note "Gridiron Photos" in the subject line.

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