Crowe & Dunlevy Commits $100,000 to Oklahoma City University School of Law

Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the commitment of $100,000 over five years to Oklahoma City University School of Law (OCU Law). As part of the donation, a prominent seminar room has been named Crowe & Dunlevy Commons. In addition, due to a personal contribution, the Oklahoma City University Law Review has been named for Charlotte and Joe Edwards, a director at Crowe & Dunlevy who graduated from OCU Law in 1974.

“We believe in supporting the next generation of legal professionals through mentorships, scholarships and other assistance,” said Crowe & Dunlevy President and CEO Kevin Gordon. “Our firm has a number of attorneys who are graduates of OCU Law and serve as professors and lecturers at the school. This commitment will help OCU Law continue on their path of excellence and producing top-notch attorneys.”

Crowe & Dunlevy boasts 20 OCU Law graduates, eight past or present adjunct professors, five past OCU Law Review editors and two members of the OCU Law executive board.

OCU Law places an emphasis on skills and practical experience from the beginning of law school. Their skills integration courses place full-time faculty and working practitioners in first-year classes so that students learn the pragmatic application of the law from the start of their legal education. Additionally, OCU Law offers more than 80 externships, providing students the opportunity to work with and learn from practitioners in government, judicial, litigation and Native American practice externships.

“Crowe & Dunlevy is an outstanding partner, and this donation is a testament to the firm’s commitment to the community and the future of the legal profession,” said OCU Law Dean Valerie K. Couch. “It will assist us in continuing to build the leaders of tomorrow who are practice-ready upon graduation.”

OCU Law recently opened its doors after completing renovations to the old Central High School location downtown at 800 N. Harvey Ave., originally designed by prominent state architect Solomon Andrew Layton and previously home to Southwestern Bell and American Farmers and Ranchers Mutual Insurance. The new location, expected to spur life between downtown, Automobile Alley and Midtown, will be home to 700 students and faculty.

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