The Mystery Behind Mastery Mondays

February 12th, 2015 by

Want to increase your research skills but don’t have a lot of free time? The Oklahoma City University Law Library will be launching a new series of quick tutorials starting on Monday, February 16th! We call them Mastery Mondays, and they’re designed to give quick instruction for busy people.  Each session will only take 15 […]


Black History Month: Law School Events

February 6th, 2015 by

February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States. The theme for 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” (http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/). The Oklahoma City University School of Law’s Black Law Students Association has organized four events during the month that provide opportunities to engage in and learn about African-American […]


“Know Your Rights 101″ Public Forum

January 30th, 2015 by

The Oklahoma City University School of Law and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority hosted a public forum on Saturday,  January 24, 2015 on citizens’ rights during police interactions. The Oklahoman ran a story on the “Know Your Rights 101” forum, stating it was organized “in response to several high-profile incidents in which men have been killed during […]


MLK Day of Service & Local Events

January 16th, 2015 by

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United […]


Moving on Up to Midtown

December 11th, 2014 by

Next week, the Oklahoma City University School of Law will move into its new Midtown building at 800 N. Harvey. The Harvey building was originally Oklahoma High School, the first high school in the territory of Oklahoma, built in 1910. (http://centralhighokc.com/history.html). Later renamed Central High School, the building represented hope for the state’s future and […]


Adventures of a Traveling Law Librarian: Chicago!

December 2nd, 2014 by

I recently had the pleasure of spending part of the Thanksgiving break in the Windy City.  Denielle Chaney, Oklahoma City University School of Law Class of 2010, was there with her husband to celebrate their anniversary.  We got together for some deep dish pizza and talked about our law school days.   I was also […]


A Brief History of Veterans Day

November 11th, 2014 by

Source: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp World War I (WWI) one officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. However, fighting had actually ceased seven months prior when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. For that reason many people consider the end of the “war to end all […]


Native American Heritage Month 2014

November 4th, 2014 by

(picture from http://www.uco.edu/student-life/diversity/programsandevents/nativeamericanheritagemonth.asp) On August 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush first declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month when he signed a bill stating that “the President has authorized and requested to call upon Federal, State and local Governments, groups and organizations and the people of the United States […]


Wacky Halloween Laws

October 28th, 2014 by

October 31st, typically associated with trick-or-treating, candy and costumes, is not considered fun for all in different locations across the United States. What may be a fun tradition for many has resulted in some abnormal laws. Take a look below at some of the Halloween- specific laws implemented across the United States to see if […]


Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 2

October 24th, 2014 by

October is Emotional Wellness month. The first step to increasing emotional wellness is to assess your current state. Next, try some of these ideas from http://www.examiner.com/article/october-is-emotional-wellness-month: Be conscious of not jumping to conclusions or assuming the worst. Stay away from unnecessary drama. Surround yourself with positive people. Tackle the avoidable stress in your life. Learn […]