The Oklahoma City Public Defender’s office is hosting a social event for those interested in knowing more about the public defender’s office and its work. All are welcome to attend! It’s THURSDAY, November 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Anthem.
Please join the Criminal Law Association for its first meeting of the semester. We will be holding elections for SBA Reps and Vicki Behenna of the Innocence Project will be speaking with us about her experiences as a Criminal Law Attorney.
When:Monday, September 26th, 2016, at 1:00 PM
Where: RM 501
Guest Speaker: Vicki Behenna, Executive Director of the Innocence Project
Vicki Behenna, a graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law, spent more than 25 years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma. During her tenure, she tried fraud cases and was responsible for the prosecution of complex public corruption cases. Behenna was selected to participate in the Oklahoma City bombing case against Timothy McVeigh as a special attorney to then U.S. Attorney Janet Reno.
In 2015, Behenna was named Executive Director of the Oklahoma Innocence Project. Her tenacious efforts on behalf of the wrongly convicted give her unique insight into the complex issues in this field and the ability to not only manage the clinic, but also the talent and experience to serve as an advocate in court for the clinic’s clients.
Food will be provided!!!
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 interactions with police, including the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the choking death of Eric Garner in New York.” (http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-forum-highlights-citizens-rights-during-interactions-with-police/article/5387641). The article included a statement from Lorenzo Banks, Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of Diversity Initiatives for Oklahoma City University School of Law.