For Immediate Release
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NORMAN – Oklahoma-based McAfee & Taft has donated $200,000 to the University of Oklahoma College of Law to establish an endowment that will provide $10,000 in underwriting funds each year for the Oklahoma Law Review’s annual symposium.
Held every spring semester, the symposium brings together students, faculty and experts from the legal and business communities to discuss timely topics of significant local and national interest. The 2012 symposium focused on Oklahoma’s water challenges and featured notable guest speakers from OU Law, the legal community and the public and private sectors.
“It is our hope that this gift will allow OU Law to continue its tradition of providing high-quality symposiums where the important issues and challenges of our day are presented and discussed,” said Richard Nix, managing director of McAfee & Taft.
The donation also makes possible a new café on the first floor of OU Law that will serve as a central meeting point for law students, faculty and staff. Plans are currently being developed for this new addition to the law school with construction scheduled to begin this summer.
“This generous donation enhances the academic experience and student life at OU College of Law in numerous ways,” said OU Law Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. “Thank you to McAfee & Taft for this meaningful gift.”
With 180 attorneys and offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, McAfee & Taft is the state’s largest law firm. The firm was recently named to the National Law Journal’s list of the nation’s 250 largest law firms.
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