TULSA – Six people from the University of Oklahoma College of Law received awards at the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tulsa Nov. 2 and 3. OU Law students Monica Dionisio, Allyson Dow, Barbara Moschovidis and Alix Newman were recognized along with Dean Emeritus Stan Evans and Professor Emeritus Robert Spector.
Dionisio and Dow were both named Outstanding Family Law Students by the OBA Family Law Section. Dionisio holds offices in both the Organization for Advancement of Women in Law and the Oklahoma International Law Society. She has also been selected to compete on the National American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Team.
Dow is a member of the Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court and has been selected to complete on the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Team. She has been a licensed legal intern for two family law firms as well as the OU Legal Clinic. In addition, Dow participates in OU Law’s Interdisciplinary Training Program. Both Dow and Dionisio serve as research assistants to Spector.
Moschovidis received the Outstanding Law School Senior Student Award. Moschovidis serves as the business development editor of the American Indian Law Review. She is also a member of the Board of Advocates and has been selected to compete on the ABA National Appellate Advocacy moot court team for the past two years. Moschovidis has also taken an active leadership role in the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law.
Newman was the recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s Chapman-Rogers Scholarship. Newman is her section representative of the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law and a member of the Native American Law Student Association. She plans take the Certified Public Accountant exam after attaining her Juris Doctor in 2014.
Evans received the Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Evans recently retired as dean of students, and he continues to assist OU Law with diversity outreach. Evans is a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 32 years, rising to the rank of colonel. Evans led the “Make-A-Will” Clinic at Langston University in Oklahoma City. He also volunteered with the OBA’s Military Assistance Task Force and Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes. In addition, he served as a board member and chairman of the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission.
Spector received the Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award for his article titled “Children and Divorce: A 31-Year Retrospective,” which appeared in the Aug. 6, 2011, issue of The Oklahoma Bar Journal. Spector writes and lectures extensively on family law topics. He is the author of Oklahoma Family Law; Cases and Materials, Oklahoma Family Law: The Handbook and Oklahoma Family Law: Statutes and Rules Annotated, all published by Imprimatur Press, and more than 100 articles on family law. He also serves as the associate editor of the Family Law Quarterly, and is a member of the board of editors of Divorce Litigation and the American Journal of Family Law.
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