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Tenth Circuit Judge David Ebel Named OCU Jurist-in-Residence

By Robyn Hagan Cain on March 02, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Oklahoma City University has named Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Judge David Ebel as the 2012 McAfee & Taft Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence.

So what does a Jurist-in-Residence do?

For starters, Judge Ebel will offer advice to fledgling lawyers. Judge Ebel is scheduled to give a lecture entitled, “Things I Wish I Had Known When I was a New Lawyer,” on April 9 in the Homsey Family Moot Courtroom at OCU Law.

(Sidebar: We imagine Judge Ebel’s lecture will take a slightly more positive approach to the practice of law than the “Dear 16-Year-Old Me” video that’s been making the Internet rounds.)

The Jurist-in-Residence program is a partnership between OCU LAW and McAfee & Taft that brings respected members of the bench to the OCU campus for to interact with students and faculty. In addition to his lecture, Judge Ebel will visit several classes at OCU Law and tour the Oklahoma Innocence Project, Native American Legal Resource Center, and the Immigration Clinic.

Judge Ebel spent 21 years in private practice, both in at a law firm and as in-house counsel, followed by 22 years on the bench. The judge is no stranger to the classroom, either. Ebel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at University of Denver Law School and as a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University Law School.

OCU Law students who are interested in clerking for the Supreme Court might want to ask the Jurist-in-Residence for tips on securing one of the coveted clerkships. Judge Ebel clerked for Justice Byron White for a year after graduating from Michigan Law School.

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