The Norman Transcript


October 10, 2011

Celebration this weekend for legal clinic

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law plans to commemorate the OU Legal Clinic’s 40th anniversary with a celebration this weekend that will honor the clinic’s founders and dedication to representing people who could not otherwise afford legal representation.

Since introduced in 1971 by OU law professors David Swank and Ted Roberts, the clinic has assisted thousands of clients with civil or criminal problems while providing OU law students with thousands of hours of actual legal experience prior to graduation.

Activities for the anniversary celebration include:

· 4 p.m. Friday — tour of Monnet Hall, the OU Law’s original home, with Swank.

· 7 p.m. Friday — “I’ll Do It!”, a play about the historic struggle of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher to attend OU Law performed by the OU Black Law Students Association, at Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St.

· 9 a.m. Saturday — Continuing Law Education seminar, “Mediation is Here to Stay: Learn How to Make It Work for You and Your Client,” at the OU College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, led by Phil Johnson and Professor Cheryl Wattley

· 6 p.m. Saturday — Reception and dinner, “Honoring the Vision: A Tribute to Professors David Swank and Ted Roberts,” at the OU College of Law Sneed Lounge 

· 8 p.m. Saturday — OU vs. Kansas football watch party at Sooner Legends, 1200 24th Ave.

· 4 p.m. Sunday — Race Judicata, a Student Bar Association 5K race benefiting the Cindy M. Foley Memorial Indigent Defense Fellowship Fund, 4 p.m., at the OU College of Law

All events are open to the public, and OU Legal Clinic alumni are especially encouraged to attend. Additional event details, including costs, are posted at

Contact Lori Ketner at the OU Legal Clinic at 325-3433 or for more information and to register for the tour, play, seminar and tribute dinner.

The race requires separate registration online at

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