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OU Law 2L Abby Meaders Works on Human Rights Issues at U.S. State Department

I was honored to serve as an intern for the United States Department of State this past summer in Washington, D.C. in the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs (MLGA). MLGA is an office within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, which acts as one of the main intermediaries between the U.S. Government and the United Nations (UN), and works on global democracy issues in internet freedom and business and human rights.

My first week in D.C.

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Senior State Department Official Speaks at OU Law

On Friday, September 16, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) and Professor Evelyn Aswad hosted Robert Harris, the director of the Legal Office for East Asia and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. State Department. At noon, he spoke to more than 100 students and faculty on international law aspects of the ongoing dispute about the South China Sea. 

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OILS Launches Fall International Law Week

On Monday, September 12, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) hosted a luncheon for its members to kick off Fall International Law Week. The luncheon focused on a panel discussion regarding international law and affairs internship opportunities, and provided advice for students on how to apply for internships in this sector.

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OU Law 2L Mackenzie Coplen Works on International Human Trafficking Issues in D.C.

When I was twelve years old I helped with a study regarding the issue of international human trafficking and it sparked something inside me. I learned about the horrific crimes that occur worldwide in human trafficking and developed a passion to join the fight that never wavered. Ever since that day I have wanted to attend law school and be part of the fight against these, as well as many other, human rights violations. Finally, this last summer I was able to do just that. I was an extern in Washington D.C. for a non-profit called Shared Hope International.

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OU Law 2L Kellie Reidlinger Works on International Trade Issues in D.C.

I had the privilege of working for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on International Trade, in Washington, D.C., for 8 weeks in the summer of 2016. The Office for the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) is located within the office of Senator Orinn Hatch of Utah, current President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The SFC’s jurisdiction is over legislation and legislative issues regarding taxation, customs, general revenue sharing, some health services, etc.

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