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IHRC Students Conclude Working Visit in Costa Rica

OU Law students enrolled in the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) – Kristen Fling, Caitlin Vance, Johanna Roberts Vance, and Sydney Abdallah – undertook a working visit to the Republic of Costa Rica from May 7–18, 2017 to study the new process the Government is carrying out in regards to the right of indigenous peoples to prior consultations. They were accompanied by Professor Lindsay Robertson and Alvaro Baca. 

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Prof. Evelyn Aswad Participates in State Department Advisory Committee on International Law

Earlier this month, OU Law Prof. Evelyn Aswad participated in the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL), which is composed of former Legal Advisers to various Secretaries of State, international law professors, and private sector attorneys. Prof. Aswad served as a lead speaker on issues at the intersection of human rights, international business, and social media. Other issues discussed at the meeting included legal challenges to UN economic sanctions regimes as well as the Syrian civil war.

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2017 National Order of the Scribes Inductees Announced

The National Order of Scribes recognizes graduating law students who excel in legal writing. The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to announce the selection of the following candidates to the National Order of Scribes for 2017:

  • Michael Nash
  • Hayley Rae Scott
  • Lindsey Tanner
  • Ryan Wilson
  • Loreli Wright

Candidates are selected by the COL Legal Writing faculty.

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OU Law Students Work for Rural Summer Legal Corps

This summer, two University of Oklahoma College of Law students are working for Rural Summer Legal Corps. Rising 3L students Tyler Akers and Maggie Moon are serving at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. and West Tennessee Legal Services.

Akers and Moon join 28 other public interest law students in addressing pressing legal issues facing rural communities in the areas of housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, Native American, and family law.

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Prof. Robert Spector to Represent U.S. at The Hague

Professor Emeritus Robert G. Spector will represent the United States at The Hague Conference of Private International Law's Experts Group on the Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements in Family Disputes Involving Children. The Experts Group will meet in The Hague June 14-17, 2017. The purpose of the Experts Group is to examine and identify the nature and extent of the legal and practical problems, including jurisdictional issues, involving cross border recognition and enforcement of voluntary agreements and to evaluate the benefit of a new international treaty in this area.

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