Law school offers CLE opportunities to alumni

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The University of Tulsa College of Law and the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors are proud to offer two new CLE credit opportunities for TU Law Alumni and other legal professionals: the reformed Faculty Showcase Series and the new Downtown CLE Program.

The Faculty Showcase Series will introduce the legal community to TU Law's outstanding faculty members and their works. Professor Rex Zedalis will open the series with a discussion on the swiftly changing legal issues concerning Iraqi oil. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. on September 23, in the main reading room of the Mabee Legal Information Center, 3120 E. 4th Place. The event is free, and open to the public.

Zedalis's speech, "The Contours of Developing Iraqi Oil and Gas Law," reflects the content of his forthcoming book, to be published by Cambridge University Press. His lecture will be the first of five installments on the TU College of Law Faculty Showcase Series.

After the kickoff event with Zedalis, the remaining four events in the series will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall. Seats at the remaining four lectures are $20 each, which includes lunch and the CLE fee.

Intellectual property expert Dr. Robert Spoo, TU associate professor of law, will be the next series speaker on October 29. Disability law expert Carrie Basas, TU assistant professor of law, will deliver a lecture on professional ethics on December 3. Speakers have not been confirmed for the January 21 and Febuary 25 events.

Practicing lawyers can receive one CLE credit for each lecture they attend. Interested parties should contact Vicki Jordan at (918) 631-2429, or

In addition to the Faculty Showcase Series, the College of Law recently began utilizing its downtown space in the Park Centre building, 525 S. Main Suite 205, to provide two types of Continuing Legal Education programs.

The first program is a access to the ALI-ABA CLE live web casts. Previous programs included Advanced Writing and Editing for Lawyers, Global Warming: Climate Change and the Law and Ethics Issues in Estate Planning. The number of CLE credits available from viewing the ALI-ABA CLE programs varies with the specific program. Cost is set by ALI-ABA for each program.

The second program presents local, live noon-time CLEs, which previously included Working with the Oklahoma Tax Commission, How to Handle a DUI Case, and Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case. The live programming provides one-hour OK MCLE credit and takes place once a month, from noon to 1p.m. The cost for the live programs is $40, which includes a light lunch and the CLE fee.

Information about future programs can be found on our CLE Web site.