February 2022 Update

February 2022 Update

February 14, 2022 |

Two OCU Law teams competed in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The team of Drew Davis and Stephen Hoch won all five rounds and advanced to the national finals in virtual Chicago. This is the third time in the last six years that an OCU team has advanced to the national round.

Stephen and Drew also won Best Brief.


OCU Law Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus Valerie Couch, a former magistrate judge and president of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, was a recent guest on the “Oklahoma Appeals” podcast to talk about her life and career.

Law professor Timothy Hsieh gave a presentation for the Tech Law Society at University of Tulsa College of Law on the various intellectual property issues involved with the non-fungible token craze, and the debate on what IP rights are acquired when purchasing an NFT.

Travis Weedn (JD ‘14) accepted a position as policy advisor and legislative liaison for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Lewisville (Texas) hired Marichelle Samples (JD ’10) as its new director of economic development.

Brandon P. Long (JD ’04), member of the OCU School of Law Executive Board, was elected as a member of the McAfee & Taft board of directors.

School of Law professor Doug Sorocco, Esq., was appointed as patent attorney and IP advisor for AREV Life Sciences Global Corp.

story in The Oklahoman about criminal justice reform and diversion programs mentions a criminal justice conference that was held at the OCU School of Law.

Brent Greyson, librarian in the School of Law’s Chickasaw Nation Law Library, gave a presentation to the Oklahoma Library and Information Studies Student Association.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger (JD ’69, HD Laws ’92) will be inducted into the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Historians Hall of Fame next week.

Cybersecurity law professor Anthony J. Hendricks was selected for a three-year term on the Foundation for Oklahoma City Community College board of trustees.

The Johnson & Biscone firm, which includes Joseph Biscone II (JD ’74) and James Biscone (BA Political Science/Philosophy ’13,  JD ’15), was named best boutique law firm in Oklahoma by Global Law Experts.

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