Fosters Gets New Duties at Ou's Law Department

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Teree Foster, a professor of law at the University of Oklahoma, has been given additional responsibilities as associate dean of the OU College of Law and associate director of the OU Law Center.

Foster, whose professional interests focus on procedure and the litigation process, teaches courses in evidence, civil procedure, federal courts, constitutional law and remedies.

While at OU, she has received several honors, including the Merrick Foundation Teaching Award, William R. Bandy Award for outstanding contributions to legal education in Oklahoma, Floyd and Irma Calvert Law Faculty Award, and the OU Student Association Outstanding Law Professor Award.

Foster is the author of numerous law review articles. She was a contributing writer to the American Bar Association's second edition of "Emerging Problems Under the Federal Rules of Evidence," and, since 1987, has been a contributing editor to Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, published by the Public Education Division of the American Bar Association.

She is a member of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence.

Foster earned her bachelor's degree with honors in English literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and her juris doctorate cum laude from the Chicago School of Law at Loyola University.

Before joining the OU law faculty in 1977, she was a judicial law clerk for the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Robert A. Sprecher in Chicago. She also instructed appellate advocacy cases at Loyola and clerked for law offices while a law student. . .

- "Is the Bill of Rights in Jeopardy?" is the title of a panel discussion featuring state lawmakers, attorneys and other law experts scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 N. Shartel Ave.

Sen. Vicki Miles-LaGrange, D-Oklahoma City, will moderate the discussion, which will include Rep. Bill Graves, R-Oklahoma City; Dennis Arrow, Oklahoma City University professor of law; Art LeFrancois, American Civil Liberties Union representative, and attorney Robert Alexander Jr., of the Alexander Law Firm.

The public is invited to attend at no charge and participate in a question-and-answer session following the panel discussion. A copy of the Bill of Rights will be on display.

The discussion is a local participation in the national commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Human Rights Commission, Oklahoma County Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University School of Law, National Conference of Christians and Jews-OKC Region and the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma.

The Bill of Rights display will be featured at three other locations in Oklahoma City during Constitution Week, Sept. …