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Professors Owen Anderson and Taiawagi Helton Receive OU Faculty Awards

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma College of Law Professors Owen Anderson and Taiawagi Helton were recognized at the Faculty Tribute, a university-wide faculty awards ceremony, on April 5. Anderson was named a George Lynn Cross Research Professor, the highest research honor that a faculty member may receive from OU. Helton received the Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching.

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LyondellBasell CEO James Gallogly to Speak at Convocation May 12

OKLAHOMA CITY –  LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer and 1977 OU Law Alumnus James “Jim” Gallogly will address graduating law students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law Convocation 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker Ave. in Oklahoma City.

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Aubrey M. Kerr, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Established with $500,000 Gift

NORMAN – The Aubrey K. McClendon and Aubrey M. Kerr, Jr. families have given a gift of $500,000 to the University of Oklahoma College of Law to honor the late lawyer, businessman and politician Aubrey M. Kerr, Sr.  Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, the Aubrey M. Kerr, Sr. Endowed Scholarship will award $25,000 annually to students with a demonstrated interest in energy and natural resources law.

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McAfee & Taft Gives $200,000 Gift For Oklahoma Law Review Symposium, New Café

NORMAN – Oklahoma-based McAfee & Taft has donated $200,000 to the University of Oklahoma College of Law to establish an endowment that will provide $10,000 in underwriting funds each year for the Oklahoma Law Review’s annual symposium. The donation also makes possible a new café on the first floor of OU Law.

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OU Law and Inter-American Court of Human Rights Officials Sign Cooperation Agreement

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma College of Law Dean Joe Harroz has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, an autonomous judicial institution of the inter-American system for the protection of human rights. Alvaro Baca, director of the International Human Rights Clinic at OU Law, led the initiative to form an agreement. OU Law is one of five law school in the nation to enter into such an arrangement.

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