@ OU Law Newsletter

Announcements for the OU Law community.

May 7-12, 2018
Announcements

General:

  • 24/7 Building Access for Law Students
    • 24/7 access to the law school building will run through the end of final exams for all law students. This includes access to the print lab across from Amicus Cafe. Your student ID will open the exterior doors on the south and north sides of the building.
  • Law Library: Extended Library Hours
    • Extended library hours began on Sunday, April 22. Beginning April 22, the library will be open until midnight on Sundays through Thursdays. The library will be open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of finals.
  • Students: Lockers, the lost-and-found, and the student refrigerator to be emptied soon
    • Any items remaining after the below times will be discarded. No exceptions.
      • Lockers must be emptied out by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11.
      • The lost-and-found will be emptied at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11.
      • The student refrigerator will be cleaned out every Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Academics:

  • Graduation Cord Information
    • Below is a list of cords for the Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony. Unless otherwise specified, they may be purchased at the University of Oklahoma Bookstore located below the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (1185 Asp Ave.) for $10 plus tax.
      • Student Association Cords
        • American Indian Law Review: Purple and White
        • Art and Cultural Heritage Law Association: Mint
        • Black Law Student Association: Black and Gold
        • Board of Advocates: Forest Green
        • Hispanic American Law Student Association: Green and Red
        • Native American Law Student Association: Bronze
        • Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law: Purple
        • Oklahoma Law Review: Black and White
        • Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal: Navy and White
      • Pro Bono Cords (if you have any questions about which cord you qualify for, please ask Rebecca Hamrin)
        • 50+ Pro Bono Hours: Crimson
        • 100+ Pro Bono Hours: Crimson and Cream
      • Certificate Cords (purchase directly from Becky Lucas)
        • Energy Law: Gold
        • Natural Resources Law: Ming Blue
        • Business: Navy and Silver
        • Litigation: Black (Becky will pick up soon)
        • Indian Law: Lilac (Becky will pick up soon)
      • Legal Clinic Cords (purchase directly from the Legal Clinic)
        • Clinic: Purple

Career Development:

  • Graduating 3L Students: Each graduating student is required to complete an At-Graduation Employment Survey
    • You may complete the survey on Symplicity or click here to download and complete the PDF version of the form and email it to placement@law.ou.edu. Please be on the lookout for an email from Ashley Murphy with more detailed instructions.
  • Save the dates for these important On-Campus Interviews
    • The Career Development Office will send out more details this summer, so be sure to check your OU email.
    • All times below are in Central Standard Time.
      • Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program
        • Bidding Window: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
        • Deadline to Accept/Decline Interviews: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
        • Interviews: Friday, July 27, 2018
      • Texas Recruitment Program
        • Bidding Window: Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. - Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
        • Houston Interviews (Location TBD): Friday, August 3, 2018
        • Dallas Interviews (Location TBD): Friday, August 10, 2018
      • On-Campus Interview Program
        • Bidding Window: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. - Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
        • OU Law Interviews Begin: Monday, August 13, 2018

Digital Initiative:

  • Digital Initiative Online Options
    • Do you still need to complete your three required training sessions for the year?  We are now offering online options for you to complete your 2017-2018 Digital Initiative requirement from the comfort of your own home. There are two options: (1) watch a video and take a quiz, or (2) listen to a podcast and submit a short narrative of your impressions about the podcast as it relates to technology in law practice. Each option is on TWEN; just add the 2017-2018 Digital Initiative course.  Offerings including the following:
      • Video:
        • Microsoft Word - Track Changes, Multilevel Lists, and Advanced Paragraph Formatting
        • Adobe Acrobat for Law Practice (from March 2017)
        • TrialPad (Updated)
        • Productivity Apps (from March 2017)
      • Podcast:
        • Digital Edge, Expanding Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution
        • Lawyerist, Building an Automated Law Practice, with Conor Malloy
        • Lawyerist, Augmented Reality in the Courtroom, with Mitch Jackson
  • Finals Virtual Reality Study Break
    • Need a study break? We have three different new virtual reality experiences to help you relax and unwind. Come explore the world with Google Earth VR, take a meditative break with Guided Meditation VR, or go virtual rock climbing with The Climb VR. Come by the Reference Desk in the Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center to get started.
  • LTC4 Certification: Three different certifications now available
    • Good news for LTC4 Certification! We have revised the assessment method and are now offering three different certifications. The new assessment method is completely web-based through Canvas, so you can do the assessments to become LTC4 certified from anywhere at anytime. Also, we have expanded the possible LTC4 certifications. We are now offering certification in (1) Legal Documents, (2) Data, Reports and Exhibits, and (3) Presentations. If you would like to pursue certification, email Prof. Brice at kbrice@ou.edu to get setup on the Canvas course.
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference
    • The OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice is excited to announce that we are going to sponsor students to attend the Oklahoma Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Conference in Tulsa. The conference will take place from June 21-23 and is a great event to network with attorneys from around the state. Additionally, the conference's programming focuses on small firm needs, including how to use and implement technology in a firm. Learn more about the conference at www.okbar.net 
    • Conference registration, travel, lodging, and per diem will be provided to the students who attend. If you are interested, click here to apply. Applications are due by Thursday, May 17, 2018.
    • All current students, including graduating 3L students, are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Darin Fox or Prof. Kenton Brice.

Public Service:

  • Deadline to apply for an AmeriCorps JD educational stipend of $1,222 has been extended to May 15, 2018
    • This award can be applied toward your tuition payment or student loans. If you will work this summer at (i) a nonprofit organization serving veterans, military families, homeowners facing foreclosure, or victims of disaster, or (ii) nonprofit legal service organization receiving funding from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), such as Legal Aid, you qualify. Note that you are eligible to receive this educational stipend and an OU Law summer fellowship concurrently.
    • Click here to apply.
  • Gallogly Family Foundation Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowship Program

    • All 2L students interested in a career in public interest should consider applying for the Gallogly Family Foundation post-graduate public interest fellowship. Interested 2L students will need to begin contacting potential host organizations now in order to apply by the September 13, 2018 deadline. Click here for details regarding the fellowship.

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