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Prof. Gensler Addresses the “War on Boilerplate” at the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference

Last week, Prof. Steven Gensler spoke at the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit. Gensler sat on a panel with three judges and a practicing attorney. The group provided an update on recent and upcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Judges and lawyers from the Fifth Circuit were in attendance. 

“The topic that seemed to interest the audience most was the recent trend of federal judges cracking down on the use of boilerplate objections in discovery," said Gensler.

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Human Rights Practicum Goes to Belgium to Attend International Conference

Professor Aswad’s Human Rights Practicum class has spent the Spring 2017 semester working on a Diplomacy Lab project for the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. Diplomacy Lab is a U.S. Department of State program that provides the opportunity for universities to help the Department with pressing research needs on foreign affairs matters.

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Micah Mahdi and Joya Rutland Win 1L Moot Court Competition

For the past three and a half weeks, all 1L OU Law students participated in the 1L Moot Court Competition. The annual competition is sponsored by the OU Law Board of Advocates. Each round took place in various court rooms, conference rooms, and classrooms throughout Coats Hall. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners, Micah Mahdi and Joya Rutland! A complete list of the final round participants is below. Special congratulations to Joya Rutland for being awarded the title of Best Speaker.

OU Law extends a special thanks to the following final round judges:

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Gensler Selected as American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor Steven Gensler was elected by the board of the American Bar Foundation to membership in The Fellows, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars. The group supports the research of the American Bar Foundation and sponsors seminars and events relevant to the legal profession. Membership is limited to 1 percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. 

Congratulations, Prof. Gensler!

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OU Law Prof. Stephen Henderson Presents at William & Mary Law School

Last week, Prof. Stephen Henderson presented at William & Mary Law School for the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal annual symposium. The symposium's theme focused on "Big Data, National Security and the Fourth Amendment" and the event was held at the National Center for the State Courts near William & Mary Law School. Speakers from more than 10 law schools across the country addressed issues of data privacy, public safety, cyber policing, and more. 

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