Exploring the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and Indian Law Today
Wednesday, July 10 | 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Principal Chief, Osage Nation

Geoffrey Standing Bear is the Principal Chief of the Osage Nation. He is the great-grandson of Osage Principal Chief Fred Lookout. Chief Standing Bear and his wife Julie have four children and eight grandchildren.

Now in his third term as Osage Nation Principal Chief, he continues the work of protecting and enhancing the Osage culture, language and lands.

Modern Times in Indian Country
Wednesday, July 10 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Civil Litigator

Klint Cowan is a civil litigator and a member of the Lippes Mathias LLP Indian Law Practice Team. He focuses his practice in the areas of federal Indian Law, gaming, election law, and business law. Klint has handled numerous gaming matters and has represented clients before federal agencies such as the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Office of Indian Gaming.

Modern Times in Indian Country
Wednesday, July 10 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Victoria Holland primarily focuses on Tribal law. Prior to attending law school at the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Holland worked for her Tribe, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. It was there that she discovered her passion for helping Tribes and their citizens.

Plenary Session: Korematsu v. United States: What are Civil Liberties?
Thursday, July 11 | 10 a.m. - Noon

Founder and President, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Dr. Karen Korematsu is the founder and president of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late civil rights icon, Fred Korematsu. Dr. Korematsu is a national speaker and travels the country advocating for civil liberties, social justice, civics and ethnic studies education. She promotes the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on January 30 in perpetuity for all 50 states, and she has signed on to several amicus briefs opposing violations of constitutional rights.


Former President, Oklahoma State University

Burns V. Hargis (OU College of Law, 1970) served as the 18th president of Oklahoma State University from 2008-2021. During his tenure, which was the third-longest in OSU history, the university experienced both record enrollment and record fundraising. During the course of his career, Mr. Hargis has also served in the military, practiced law for 28 years, worked as a bank vice chairman and served in numerous high-profile community positions of leadership and influence.

Former President, East Central University 

John R. Hargrave (OU College of Law, 1980) served as eighth president of East Central University from 2009-2017. He graduated with honors from ECU in 1978, majoring in speech and sociology. While serving as president, he oversaw the opening of five new facilities and the renovation of several more on campus. He currently serves as CEO for the ECU Foundation.

Former President, Oklahoma City University

Tom J. McDaniel (OU College of Law, 1963) was the 16th president of Oklahoma City University, a position he held from 2001 to 2010. The construction and dedication of the Meinders School of Business, the Wanda L. Bass Music Center, the Ann Lacy Visitors and Admissions Center and the Norick Art Center all occurred during his tenure. The capital improvements were part of a successful $100-million centennial development campaign which doubled the university’s endowment and allowed the creation of new academic programs in nursing, dance and film, as well as new athletic programs in rowing, wrestling and volleyball.




Collin and Lori Walke re-met in law school after attending Oklahoma State University at the same time, where Lori played basketball and was Ms. Oklahoma State.  Collin and Lori both graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law, and thereafter, Lori obtained her Masters of Divinity at Philips Theological Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry from Emory University.  Collin served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2016-2022 and currently leads Hall Estill’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice group and graduated from Harvard’s Business Analytics Program in 2022, with a nomination for distinction in Programming and Data Systems. In 2019, he co-founded AwakeOKC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing secular mindfulness-based practices to the community at-large.  Lori is the Senior Minister at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, and together they see how much “trouble for good” they can stir up.


Practice Management Advisor, Oklahoma Bar Association

Julie A. Bays is the practice management advisor for the Oklahoma Bar Association and is co-chair for the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.

Ms. Bays started her legal career at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office in 2002, where she specialized in prosecuting antitrust and consumer protection cases. Her commitment to the public interest extended beyond the courtroom, as she actively served on several task forces and committees, including the Oklahoma Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the Federal Trade Commission Southwest Netforce and the National Attorneys General Association Antitrust Policy Task Force.

Director, Donald E. Pray Law Library, OU College of Law

Kenton Brice is the director of the Donald E. Pray Law Library and is an associate professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He brings extensive legal and technical experience, having practiced as an attorney before joining OU Law, where he grew the Digital Initiative and now leads what has been termed as a "law library of the future". An expert in legal technology education, he has contributed to numerous publications and presented on AI, legal research, and law practice technology at national conferences. Kenton is a member of the Texas Bar Association, an inductee of the Fastcase 50 Class of 2018 and an avid woodworker.

Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association

Jim Calloway has served as director of the OBA Management Assistance Program for 25 years. He received his J.D. from the OU College of Law. He publishes the award-winning law blog, "Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips" and has co-authored three ABA books on law practice management. Calloway, alongside Sharon Nelson, produces the monthly podcast, "The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology," covering legal tech issues.

Executive Director, Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation

Katie Dilks is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation, where she works to collaboratively identify and strengthen statewide solutions to increase meaningful participation in a fair and accessible civil justice system for all Oklahomans. Katie brings over 15 years of experience in access to justice work to her role with the ATJ Foundation, including nine years counseling law students in pursuing nonprofit and government careers and developing two nonprofits focused on providing affordable legal services in Washington, DC.  



Matthew Eads graduated from OU In 2002 with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. While law school was always a desire, He embarked on a first career spent mostly in leadership positions within the insurance claims industry. With the support and encouragement of his wife and family, Mr. Eads enrolled in law school shortly after his 40th birthday. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2022 and passed the Uniform Bar Exam the same year.


General Counsel, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Teena G. Gunter is the general counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry and has been with the Department for 20 years. She also serves as the director for the Agricultural Environmental Management Services Division for the agency and the director of the Commercial Pet Breeders and Animal Shelter Licensing Program. She worked in the water quality programs of the agency and served as the deputy general counsel prior to being named general counsel in 2011.

Director of Technology and Innovation at the OU College of Law 

Sean A. Harrington, the director of technology and innovation at the OU College of Law, combines a profound background in law and technology, rooted in a lifelong passion for computer science. Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Harrington pursued a diverse educational path, initially graduating with a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA. He then furthered his education with a J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, followed by a Master of Science in library and information science from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in data analytics from Arizona State University. This foundational knowledge positioned him to be a frontrunner in incorporating technology within the legal sphere.

General Counsel, Oklahoma Bar Association

Gina Hendryx is the OBA General Counsel. A licensed attorney for more than 30 years, Ms. Hendryx received her J.D. from OCU School of Law. As General Counsel she is the chief disciplinary counsel, supervising a staff of 15 and serves as the association’s counsel on other legal matters. Ms. Hendryx works with the Professional Responsibility Commission and serves as a liaison to the OBA Board of Governors, OBA committees, the courts, and other local and national entities concerning lawyer ethics issues.

Director, Center for Practice Management, North Carolina Bar Association

Catherine Sanders Reach is director for the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, providing practice technology and management assistance to lawyers and legal professionals. Formerly she was director of law practice management and technology for the Chicago Bar Association and the director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to her work at the NCBA, CBA and ABA she worked in library and information science environments for several years, working at Ross and Hardies as a librarian. She received a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997.

Founder, Triad Legal PLLC

Trevor Riddle is the founder of Triad Legal PLLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The firm helps clients navigate the stress and uncertainty of the American legal system, primarily in state and federal criminal courts.

The owner of a small firm and former shareholder in another, Trevor is well acquainted with the issues and obstacles faced by solo and small firm attorneys. He has devoted significant time to finding technology-based solutions to these unique challenges. Through technology, Trevor has found opportunities to reduce law firm expenses and increase revenue while delivering outstanding client service.


Senior Content Program Manager, Microsoft

Ben M. Schorr is a Senior Content Program Manager at Microsoft. He is also the author of several books and articles on technology including “Microsoft 365 for Lawyers” and “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word.”


Lisa Smith-Crissey is a legal publishing professional working with lawyers and legal organizations to make the best use of their talents and assets. She has spent her career in the legal information industry, teaming with bar associations in many roles throughout the years. She is currently the director of alliances with vLex, having joined Fastcase during the Casemaker/Fastcase merger.  She received her B.S. from Wilkes University in business administration and management.


Alexandra Towler-Bliss is an attorney focusing on nonprofit and small business compliance and employment law, with an eye toward workplace wellness, diversity, equity, inclusion, and true belonging. Alex founded Culture Connection Law as a remedy, seeking to further holistic organizational health in the face of an ever evolving workforce, from legal infrastructure and support, all the way to team culture.

Attorney and Legal Technology Advisor, Smokeball

Jordan Turk is a practicing attorney in Texas and is also the Legal Technology Advisor at Smokeball. Her family law expertise includes appeals, pre and postnuptial agreements, as well as complex property division and highly contentious custody cases.


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