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OKLAHOMA CITY – University of Oklahoma College of Law alumni, faculty and students will gather at a luncheon 11:30 a.m. April 18 at Devon Tower to honor Chief Justice Tom Colbert and Judge David Lewis, two OU Law alumni who have made history through their judicial service on Oklahoma’s highest courts.
In January, Tom Colbert was sworn in as the first African-American chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and David B. Lewis was sworn in as the first African-American presiding judge of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Each was the first African-American to serve on their respective courts when they were appointed, Colbert in 2004 and Lewis in 2005. The two men attended the OU College of Law around the same time; Chief Justice Colbert graduated in 1982 and Judge Lewis graduated in 1983.
“We are honored to count Chief Justice Colbert and Judge Lewis among our alumni,” said OU Law Dean Joe Harroz. “Not only have they shaped history through their leadership, but also they exemplify the highest degree of public service.”
OU Law alumni are invited to attend this luncheon and are encouraged to respond by April 10 to Kasey Hendrix at email@example.com or (405) 325-2011. Luncheon tickets are $30 each.
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