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Oxford Courses and Faculty

There are no prerequisites for any course. The maximum number of students for any course is 32. ADR will be capped at 24 students.

Courses

Alternative Dispute Resolution

(5520) 3 Hours—Professor Donald T. Bogan (limited enrollment)
This course examines the many ways people can resolve disputes outside the formal court system. It includes both student performance exercises, focusing on negotiation theory and skills, and the study of substantive legal issues affecting dispute resolution. Legal issues include questions arising from contracts to mediate or arbitrate disputes within the United States, and internationally. The class also will examine professional responsibility issues that commonly confront practicing lawyers. 

Immigration Law

(6210) 3 Hours—Professor Kit Johnson
This course provides an introduction to U.S. immigration law, including the aspects of the law that underlie the controversies about immigration that are driving the news. The course will review the constitutional bases for regulating immigration into the United States, the contours of the immigration bureaucracy, the lawful admission of noncitizens into the U.S., the deportation and exclusion of noncitizens from the U.S., refugee and asylum law, administrative and judicial review, and naturalization. Where opportunities present themselves, we will explore aspects of U.K. immigration law and draw comparisons with the U.S. system.

International Trade

(6100) 2 Hours—Professor Thomas Krebs
This course is concerned with the law of International Trade. Broadly defined, it covers transactions in which goods are transported (by ship) from one country to another. In particular, three types of transactions will be covered: 1.) the shipping transaction: this involves two relationships, namely between the seller and the carrier, and between the carrier and the buyer; 2.) the sales transaction: this is concerned with the relationship between the seller and the buyer; 3.) the financing transaction: again, two relationships are involved: buyer/bank and seller/bank. The course will be taught by way of lectures and interactive seminars.

Professional Responsibility

(5323) 3 Hours—Professor Melissa Mortazavi
This course is about the legal profession and the black letter law that regulates lawyer conduct. This course meets the ABA requirements for professional responsibility. The most difficult topics tested on the MPRE and baw exam will be covered, but it is not designed as an MPRE prep course. Instead, these topics will be explored using a combination of cases, comparative legal examples, and current events.

Social Media and Human Rights Law

(6100) 1 Hour—Professor Evelyn Aswad
Recently there has been a "techlash" against social media companies. This course analyzes 1.) how the business models of these global platforms impacts rights protected in international human rights law and 2.) how international human rights law can serve as a guidepost to help improve their business operations. 

Faculty

Program Director Donald T. Bogan 

Program Director Donald T. Bogan is the Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma and the Frank and Edna Asper Elkouri Professor of Law. He graduated from Brown University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. Prof. Bogan joined the OU Law faculty in 2000. He was appointed Director of Clinical Education in 2001 and served as Clinic Director through 2006. Prof. Bogan practiced law in Greensboro, North Carolina, for 15 years and in California for 5 years, specializing in health law, ERISA, and insurance litigation. Prof. Bogan teaches Health Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Civil Pretrial Litigation.

Professor Evelyn Aswad

Professor Evelyn Aswad is the Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law and the Director of the Center for International Business & Human Rights. Prior to joining OU Law, Prof. Aswad was the director of the human rights law office at the U.S. State Department. Prof. Aswad's recent research and writing focuses on the intersection of international human rights principles with the operations of global social media companies.

Professor Kit Johnson

Professor Kit Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she teaches Immigration Law, Crimmigration, and Civil Procedure. Prior to teaching, Prof. Johnson was an attorney with the Los Angeles firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and she clerked for Judge Rymer of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as well as Judge Broomfield of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She graduated from Wesleyan University and the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. 

Professor Melissa Mortazavi

Professor Melissa Mortazavi joined the OU College of Law in 2015 after teaching at Brooklyn Law School as a visiting assistant professor. Prior to moving into academia, Prof. Mortazavi was a general corporate litigator at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and clerked for Judge Beverly B. Martin of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her scholarly work focusing on interrelated regulatory systems in food and professional ethics has appeared most recently in the Columbia Law Review (online) and the Arizona, Cardoza, and Fordham law reviews. She currently serves as the chair for the Academy of Food Law and Policy and on the executive committee of the AALS Section of Professional Responsibility. 

Professor Thomas Krebs 

Professor Thomas Krebs has been a University Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College, Oxford, since 2003, achieving tenure in 2008. He specializes in commercial Law, both domestic and international. Prof. Krebs is particularly interested in the law of agency, and is also pursuing research in international trade law. He is a barrister attached to Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London. He is married and has two young daughters.

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