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Two University of Oklahoma College of Law professors, Mary Sue Backus and Joseph Thai, have been appointed to the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
September 13, 2017
Melissa Caperton, Director of Communications
FeaturedIn August 2021, we participated in an internship at the 104 th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Though the internship usually takes place in...December 17, 2021Kimberly Noe-Lehenbauer & Jacquelyn Hooper
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My experience in OU Law’s Legal Assistant Program was life changing. After graduating from college, I started working in sales and quickly realized that it was not a career I was passionate...
December 21, 2021
Caleb Stilwell, Legal Assistant Education Graduate
In August 2021, we participated in an internship at the 104 th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Though the internship usually takes place in...
December 17, 2021
Kimberly Noe-Lehenbauer & Jacquelyn Hooper
NORMAN, Okla. –Morgan Vastag (’21) began a clerkship with the Honorable Silvia Carreño-Coll of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico after leaving OU Law and taking the...
June 30, 2021
Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Journal Symposium 2021: McGirt and Emerging Indian Country & The Path to Net Zero
The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Journal Symposium 2021 on April 2 via Zoom Webinar. This year’s symposium covered two main...
April 9, 2021
The Indigenous Peoples, Law and Power Symposium covering the topic of “New Directions Under the Biden Administration” was held via Zoom webinar on March 5, 2021. The symposium welcomed four guest speakers: David Mullon, Trent Shores, Kim Teehee and Kevin Washburn.
March 10, 2021
This Veterans Day, as we honor and remember the men and women who have selflessly served their country, we recognize members of the OU Law community who have also chosen the path of military service...
November 11, 2020
What led you to OU Law? I have wanted to go to law school since I was a teenager. I was active in speech contests and enjoyed making oral presentations. When I was in high school, I would go downtown and watch some of the trials at the courthouse, so, I got acquainted with the courtroom rather early. I obtained a Navy scholarship to go to OU. I was a regular Navy midshipman then I served three years in the far east before coming back to law school. I wanted to attend law school and came back to OU.
October 12, 2020
What led you to OU Law? OU Law has been part of my family since the 1920s. My great uncle was Dr. Maurice Merrill, a 1922 graduate of OU Law who then earned a Doctorate in Law from Harvard University in 1925. Merrill taught at OU Law for 30 years, published numerous seminal works in oil and gas law, constitutional law, administrative law and the law of Notice. While still in his twenties, Merrill published the seminal treatise Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Law, which has been a cornerstone of my cases. In law school, I lived with Uncle Maurice and marveled at his longhand scrawl which was literally final copy in its first draft form. In my mind, he will always be ten times the lawyer that I ever became.
October 8, 2020