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Law School Dean to Speak at SWOSU Law Day on April 23

April 17, 2012

Stanley L. Evans 

Stanley L. Evans, assistant dean for students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, will be guest speaker at Law Day 2012 activities at Southwestern Oklahoma State University this Monday, April 23, on the Weatherford campus.

The public is invited to the 7 p.m. talk in Room 104 of the Stafford Center on the SWOSU campus. Admission is free.

Kenneth Tillett, one of the Law Day organizers, said students who are interested in law school will find Evans’ talk a good source of information.

Evans assumed his current position in August 2003, just three months after his graduation from the OU College of Law in May, 2003. His hiring was unique in that he was a student and three months later was responsible for all student-related actions and activities. Evans also became the first African American to be appointed to a Dean position at any law school in the state of Oklahoma.

Evans was appointed by Governor Frank Keating and again by Governor Brad Henry to the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission. He recently began his third term on the Board of Trustees of the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth (KS).

Evans retired from the United States Army in 2000 with almost 32 years of military service and then started law school at the age of 54.

He is a 1964 graduate of Oklahoma City Douglass High School. He and his wife Saundra have two children—Lisa (deceased, former Oklahoma City TV news anchor Lee Evans) and Stan II.

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