Canadian Justice Booked to Keynote Ou Law Day

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Canadian Justice Booked to Keynote Ou Law Day

The Bill of Rights will be the focus of Law Day activities Friday at the University of Oklahoma.

Highlighting the day's events will be a student Moot Court competition, a panel discussion and a luncheon address by Justice Mark MacGuigan of the Federal Court of Appeals of Canada.

Law Day participants will have an opportunity to earn three hours of free continuing legal education credit by attending afternoon sessions focusing on the theme "The Bill of Rights: 200 Years Later."

The day's events are free and open to the public, except for the luncheon, which costs $10 per person. All activities will be in the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.

Opening OU's Law Day celebration will be a student awards presentation at 9:30 a.m. in Meacham Auditorium. It will be followed at 11 a.m. by the finals of the OU student Moot Court competition before members of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

The Law Day luncheon, which begins at 12:15 p.m. in the union ballroom, will feature a keynote address by MacGuigan comparing the United States' First Amendment to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms Section 1.

Besides serving on Canada"s Federal Court of Appeals, MacGuigan has served as the minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. He also has served in Canada's House of Commons. He has written extensively in the areas of law, philosophy and social policy.

Law Day participants can earn free continuing legal education credits by attending the afternoon events, 2-4:40 p.m. in Dining Room 6 of the union.

Robert Shalhope, OU professor of history, is scheduled to begin the afternoon activities with a session on "The Intellectual Underpinnings of the Bill of Rights." At 2:40, David Levy, David Ross Boyd professor of history at OU, will discuss "Freedom of Speech in Time of War."

A panel discussion on "Thought Control or Correction of Discriminatory Practices? A Dialogue on Political Correctness" will begin at 3:30. The discussion will focus on the tension between the First Amendment's right of free speech and the 14th Amendment's prohibition against discrimination on the basis of race.

Harry F. Tepker, OU professor of law, will serve as moderator. Scheduled panelists are Lawrence E. Naifeh, OU legal counsel; Anita F. Hill, OU professor of law; and Michael Salem, a Norman attorney.

To register for afternoon sessions or for more information about Law Day activities, call OU Continuing Legal Education. . .

- Enrollment is under way for the summer semester of the University of Oklahoma's legal assistant education program, which trains participants to perform tasks traditionally done by attorneys.

Sponsored by OU's department of legal assistant education, the summer session offers a prerequisite introduction to law course, additional classes, an internship program and one seminar.

Graduates of the OU program, which is approved by the American Bar Association, qualify to work under the supervision of attorneys in private, corporate and government law-related activities.

Legal assistant education classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Practicing attorneys, legal assistants and OU law faculty teach the courses, which meet in the OU Law Center, 300 Timberdell Road.

Course fees vary from $120 to $180 after the initial application fee of $75.

The seminar "Advanced Probate," is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 11. Cost of the seminar, which is open to the public, is $75 for those who preregister or $85 at the door. . .

- Thomas Keith Mirabile, an Oklahoma City attorney, has been awarded a Professional Development Scholarship by the American Bar Association to attend the National Institute for International Law and International Trade Negotiations in Washington, D.C.

The institute is jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of International Law and the U.

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