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The Law Deans: Eduardo M. Peñalver, Cornell Law School
Adam Banner - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Our most recent law dean interview takes us to Ithaca, New York, and one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation: Cornell Law School. Considered a top-tier law school, Cornell Law is unique in its small size which allows for rigorous legal education in an intimate setting. Each year, more than 4,000 applicants seek admission to Cornell Law School's JD program, but only about 200 enter the program. Once at Cornell, the 600 students enrolled in the JD program participate in a curriculum rich in both theory and practice. The law school boasts numerous centers, clinics, and programs designed to help law students learn to practice law at the highest level. Read More

Aggravated Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Charge Dismissed
Adam Banner - Monday, January 30, 2017

We were able to end this month with a great result for one of our clients. We secured a dismissal of our client's Aggravated Trafficking in Controlled Dangerous Substance charge which we had been fighting for almost a year and a half. Why is that something to celebrate? Well, aside from the obvious, let me explain the nature of an Aggravated Trafficking charge in a little more detail so you have a little background.
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The Law Deans: Nicholas W. Allard, Brooklyn Law School
Adam Banner - Thursday, January 26, 2017

What began as a series of interviews with regional law school deans has expanded across the nation. We have interviewed law deans nearly from coast to coast, and our latest interview takes place more than 1,450 miles from Oklahoma City in Brooklyn, New York, at the Brooklyn Law School. Read More

What is a "Violent" Crime or Offense in Oklahoma?
Adam Banner - Saturday, January 14, 2017

I cannot count the times a current or potential client has been misinformed on the nature of "violent" crimes and offenses in Oklahoma. Most of this stems from false information regarding the applicable laws or ingnorance induced by an attempt to apply common sense in a nonsensical area of the law. I am often asked questions such as "what crimes are considered violent?" and "is there a list of violent crimes?" among other inquires. Hopefully the following will help clear up some commonly held misonceptions about violent crime charges in Oklahoma and their potential repercussions. Read More

Who Can See My Record after an Expungement?
Adam Banner - Thursday, December 15, 2016

There is no question that getting a criminal record expunged, or sealed, can make things a lot easier for someone with a record of arrest or conviction. However, many people are surprised to discover that there are some circumstances under which an expunged record may still be visible to others. Read More

The Law Deans: Angela Felecia Epps, Florida A&M University College of Law
Adam Banner - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law is a recently re-established law school that has enjoyed tremendous growth and success since it was re-established in 2002. Florida A&M University College of Law is recognized as a tremendous value in legal education, with one of the lowest in-state and out-of-state tuition rates in Florida. But lower cost tuition does not equal value without the significant offerings the law school provides. The diversity efforts of the Florida A&M College of Law are recognized by . including U.S. News & World Report, National Jurist and On Being A Black Lawyer. The school offers both full-time and part-time scheduling, and prospective students may apply for either or both programs.
 The College of Law provides traditional curriculum that integrates intellectual and practical skills training and clinical and practical experiences. Read More

New Oklahoma Law Gives District Attorneys Discretion in Filing Felonies as Misdemeanors
Adam Banner - Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Oklahoma legislature passed a number of criminal justice reform bills which were subsequently signed into law last spring by Governor Mary Fallin. Many of the laws became effective on November 1 of this year. Read More

The Law Deans: Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Florida State University College of Law
Adam Banner - Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Florida State University College of Law is a nationally recognized law school, consistently ranked number one in the state and in the top 50 in the nation by entities including U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider, and Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. The FSU College of Law boasts ranking among the top law schools in the United States in terms of job placement. One reason for success in this area is the school's emphasis on a broad range of classroom and clinical experiences, including clinical externship programs and three "live-client" clinics. Read More

Despite Critical Audit, OK County Sheriff Re-Elected, Avoids Suspension
Adam Banner - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Last month, the results of an investigative audit into the financial dealings of Sheriff John Whetsel and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office were released. The audit showed several instances of what appear to be financial mismanagement and wrongdoing by Whetsel. Yet despite the calls of Whetsel's critics asking the sheriff to suspend himself, and despite one Oklahoma County Commissioner's vote to request Whetsel's suspension, the incumbent Sheriff not only kept his job, but he was re-elected as Oklahoma County sheriff. Read More

The Law Deans: Alfredo Garcia, St. Thomas University School of Law
Adam Banner - Sunday, October 30, 2016

St. Thomas University School of Law, located in Miami Gardens, Florida, was founded in 1984 as part of a Catholic university. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, and is one of only two accredited Catholic law schools south of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read More


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