2L Margo Shipley shares her experience as a student clinic intern in the Immigrants’ Rights Project at The University of Tulsa College of Law’s Boesche Legal Clinic.
A second-year student comments on the Hartrick Symposum, an event for students and young attorneys interested in careers in the energy sector, held on March 1 and 2, 2013.
The Hartrick Symposium, was a fantastic experience that provided a rich blend of opportunities for professional networking and insight from energy law practitioners.
Professor Tamara Piety continues the conversation about the recent Hobby Lobby case in her new blog post featured in The Faculty Lounge.
That the old saying that a corporation has “no body to kick, no soul to damn” may have to be revised. While it still has no body to kick (or, for that matter, to send to jail - BP pleads guilty to manslaughter), recent lawsuits filed on behalf of corporations challenge the ACA on the grounds that its mandatory coverage for contraception and some other post-intercourse medications intended to prevent pregnancy, violates the plaintiffs’ rights to free exercise of their religion under the First Amendment and is in conflict with RFRA (The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 42 U.S.C. sec. 2000bb et seq.) So perhaps a corporation has a “soul” after all, or at least a religion it wants to exercise. Hobby Lobby is only one of several of these cases.
3L Todd Arnold discusses the value of working at the non-profit law firm Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.
I began working with Legal Aid Services in August of 2012. I was able to obtain a paid internship for both the fall and spring semester of my 3L year. The internship was particularly attractive to me since it requires an immense amount of attention to detail, without an abundance of trial litigation. The transactional side of the legal profession is where I will be spending most of my professional career, and an internship with the Bankruptcy Division was a great start in helping me pursue employment in that direction.