Dec 5, 2017
The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) recently added an International Law section, an initiative spearheaded by Dan Sloat, a current University of Oklahoma graduate student pursuing his dual juris doctor and MBA degrees. The International Law section is only the 27th section to be formed since the OBA was established in 1904. The International Law section is now accepting new members.
Sloat collaborated with two licensed attorneys, Katherine Trent and Rebeca West, to revive the International Law section. The team researched and collected input from the nation's most robust international law sections, including New York, California and Texas. By attending the Annual Institute of Texas, they learned best practices from their 3,000 active members. Sloat drafted the founding documents, Trent secured petition signatures and West finalized the petition to the OBA.
Standing up a section in International Law directly supports the OU Price College of Business purpose statement, the Purpose of Price®--to ensure the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation.
OU Price College of Business Dean Daniel Pullin, who earned his juris doctor degree from OU, is one of the first members to join.
“I’m excited to join the International Law section of the OBA which positions Oklahoma’s advocates to better understand the world around us as we position our state and its citizens to be more competitive in the dynamic global marketplace of commerce and ideas,” said Dean Pullin.
“We simply cannot remain globally competitive without a firm understanding of the evolving legal landscape abroad,” says Sloat. “Our team is thrilled by the opportunity to better promote international business and human rights in this great state. I'm particularly interested in the prospects of bringing more of the business of legal services back home. As more local attorneys gain expertise in matters of international law through the continuing legal education (CLE) provided through this new section, then more local corporations will seek counsel inside the state at substantial cost-savings.
Oklahoma corporations are extending their reach into international markets and thereby becoming exposed to a growing number of international law risks. This is a big step forward for our state as it acknowledges and affirms the realities of globalization.”
To join the new International Law section of the OBA, visit: https://ams.okbar.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?expires=yes&WebCode=CSCMembershipList&pager=10.