Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville Establishes Endowment for State Department Internship

March 27, 2013 | By Evie Holzer

For Immediate Release 
Media Contact: Evie Holzer, eholzer@ou.edu

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma College of Law recently announced a gift of $115,000 from the Oklahoma City-based law firm Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville. This gift established an endowment fund to benefit OU Law students interning at the United States Department of State, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C. 

In the fall of 2012, OU College of Law and the State Department created an exclusive OU Law internship allowing one student from OU to intern full-time with the State Department every fall, spring and summer. 

“We are honored and excited to provide funding that allows OU law students to participate in the prestigious State Department internship program,” said John D. Robertson, managing partner at Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville. “The establishment of this internship provides a great opportunity for OU College of Law students at the federal government level and introduces them to the inner workings of Capitol Hill and the United States Department of State.”

In addition to this new donation, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville contributes to the OU College of Law by sponsoring the Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville Scholarship, participating in OU Law’s fall and spring recruiting programs, hiring OU Law interns and new associates, and hosting a networking event for first-year law students every year.

“The U.S. State Department internship is truly special, providing OU Law students a unique opportunity to work on international law matters on behalf of the United States government,” OU Law Dean Joe Harroz said. “There are only a few law schools in the country that have such a program.  This generous gift from Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville continues their partnership with the law school and helps expand opportunities for our students. We are grateful to the firm.”

For additional information about the OU College of Law, go to www.law.ou.edu.

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