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OU Professor Appointed to U.S. Department of State Stakeholder Advisory Board

The U.S .Department of State has appointed Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law Evelyn Aswad to serve on its Stakeholder Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on issues involving business and human rights.  In particular, the Board provides recommendations on the Department’s implementation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Corporations.  The OECD Guidelines are a multilateral and comprehensive corporate social responsibility code of conduct, endorsed by over 40 governments. 

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The Law Deans: Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr., University of Oklahoma College of Law

Re-printed with the permission of Adam Banner and The Oklahoma Legal Group Blog.  The original version can be accessed here.


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IN HER OWN WORDS: Veronica Jacob’s Externship at U.S. Embassy Kampala

Over the course of my undergraduate studies and young professional career, the world of foreign service and international diplomacy had been elusive at best. Plus, it seemed stuffy and a bit too bureaucratic for my taste. I always held a passion for broadcast media, cultural diplomacy, and social entrepreneurship, but struggled finding a field where that intersection naturally occurred. By fall of my 3L year, I was on a plane across the pond and on my way to the U.S.

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College of Law Hosts High Level United Nations’ Official

On May 12, the International Law Society and Professor Aswad hosted Steve Mathias for lunch.  He is the United Nations’ Assistant Secretary General for Legal Affairs.  Prior to joining the United Nations, Mathias gained over 20 years of experience in international law at the State Department, serving as the head of the Department’s legal sections for United Nations Affairs, Political & Military Affairs, and Legislation & Managment.

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University of Oklahoma College of Law Wins the 2015 American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Representation in Mediation Competition

In the ten Regional Competitions, over 96 teams from 51 law schools competed for the right to advance to the National Finals. Eight teams were invited to compete at the National Competition consisting of students representing the following schools: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, University of Idaho College of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Washington University School of Law, William & Mary School of Law.

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