Press Releases

OU Law Graduates First Digital Class in the Nation

This month, the University of Oklahoma College of Law celebrated the Class of 2017’s graduation, marking the first year an OU Law class collectively completed the school’s Digital Initiative programming, and making the college the first law school in the nation to do so. In 2014, the graduating class’ first year of law school, OU Law embarked on its college-wide Digital Initiative.

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OU Law Assistant Dean Scott Palk Nominated for Federal Bench

Assistant Dean of Students for the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Scott Palk was nominated to the federal bench by President Donald J. Trump. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Palk will serve as a U.S. district court judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. 

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OU Law's Moot Court Program Ranked Second in Nation

The University of Oklahoma College of Law jumped 12 spots in the latest Blakely Advocacy Institute’s annual ranking of Moot Court Programs to No. 2 in the nation. This marks the fifth consecutive year the OU College of Law has been ranked in the top 20 schools in the country, with this year’s ranking representing the college’s highest placement in school history.

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OU Law Student Recipient of 2017 Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship

A University of Oklahoma College of Law student, Aaron L. Fournier, is the recipient of a 2017 Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship assigned to the Bureau of Indian Affairs within the U.S. Department of the Interior. A member of the Chickasaw Nation and a native Oklahoman, Fournier works for his tribe at the South Central Climate Science Center on the University Research Campus. He is one of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate and law students accepted into the program nationally.

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OU College of Law Professors Backus and Robertson Receive University Awards

Two University of Oklahoma College of Law professors were recognized at the university’s “A Tribute to the Faculty” this week. Professors Mary Sue Backus and Lindsay Robertson both received Regents’ Awards at the annual event.

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