For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Evie Holzer, (405) 831-0709
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma College of Law Dean Joe Harroz has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, an autonomous judicial institution of the inter-American system for the protection of human rights. Alvaro Baca, director of the International Human Rights Clinic at OU Law, led the initiative to form an agreement. OU Law is one of five law school in the nation to enter into such an arrangement.
The agreement outlines ways in which the two organizations will coordinate efforts to strengthen their relationship, deepen knowledge of the law and publicize the international instruments for the promotion and defense of human rights. The agreement notes OU Law and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights may collaborate on training programs, seminars, publications, internships and more.
“Working with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will open opportunities for many people in both organizations,” Harroz said. “OU Law students and faculty will be able to participate in meaningful dialogue and projects focused on human rights in the Americas, while those with the Court of Human Rights will have access to our research and resources.”
The agreement builds upon OU Law’s current relationship with the inter-American system. OU Law currently offers an externship at the Inter-American Human Rights Commission in Washington, D.C. Along with the Inter-American Court, the commission is one of the institutions within the inter-American system for the protection of human rights. Third-year law student Ryan Frazier participated in this externship during the fall 2011 semester, working primarily for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
* Photos available upon request.
More News & Media
OU Law to Honor Five Outstanding Alumni at Order of the Owl Hall of Fame Ceremony
The University of Oklahoma College of Law will honor five outstanding alumni at its annual Order of the Owl Hall of Fame Ceremony, Thursday, March 12. The Order of the Owl recognizes OU Law graduates who demonstrate leadership and service through outstanding accomplishments in their legal careers.
OU Law Selects Dean Pratt as Its First Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Chair
NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma College of Law has selected Carla D. Pratt, current law school dean and professor at Washburn University, as its inaugural Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher...
In His Own Words: Caleb Stillwell Discusses His Path to OU's LAE Program
My experience in OU Law’s Legal Assistant Program was life changing. After graduating from college, I started working in sales and quickly realized that it was not a career I was passionate...
Caleb Stilwell, Legal Assistant Education Graduate