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Özen Eren received her J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law in December 2014.

Prior to joining Law Offices of Robin M. Green, Ms. Eren worked as a law clerk at Texas Tech University System, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Office of General Counsel.

Ms. Eren holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University (2010), with a dissertation focusing on international labor rights, and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Texas Tech University (2017), with a track specialization in Public Management. She is also trained as a mediator at Lubbock County Dispute Resolution Center.

Her areas of interest include Labor and Employment Law and General Civil Litigation.

Licensed attorney with the State Bar of Texas (Licensed: 11/6/2015)

Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (3/8/2021)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Master of Public Administration (MPA), 2017

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), 2014
  • Excellence in Legal Research Program
  • Top Grade Award in European Union Law, Spring 2014
  • First-Year Negotiation Competition, Top 15 teams
  • International Law Society, Member
  • Student Public Interest Initiative (SPII), Member

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Political Science, 2010
  • Dissertation Title: The Role of International Labor Organization’s (ILO’s) 1998
    Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Strengthening the
    ILO Regime: A Study on the ILO’s Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA)
  • A copy of dissertation acquired by the ILO Library (Labordoc) in May 2010.
  • Other publications/papers acquired by the ILO Library (Labordoc) in 2009.

San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Master of Arts in Political Science, 2004
  • Thesis Title: Strengths and Limitations of the International Labor Organization
    (ILO) in an Era of Globalization

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Public Administration, 2000
  • Minor Diploma in Philosophy with a specialization in History of Philosophy

Office of General Counsel March-December 2015

Texas Tech University System, Lubbock, Texas

Law Clerk

Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic Spring 2014

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Trained Mediator

Mediated divorce, child custody, and minor criminal cases referred by the Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR). Communicated effectively with parties to come to a written, agreed resolution.

Texas Access to Justice Commission: Pro Bono Spring Break, Abilene, Texas Spring 2013

Volunteer Legal Intern

Conducted legal research for legal aid attorneys. Communicated with seniors at senior centers about topics including landlord tenant law, estate planning, and legal aid services. Observed and assisted with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas’s client intake. Observed child protective services hearings and a felony DWI voir dire and trial.

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Fall 2011

Legal Extern

Assisted university officials with fact finding regarding discrimination complaints. Conducted legal research on discrimination issues.

Assistant Dean Calvin Lewis, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas Summer 2011

Research Assistant

Assisted in editing and ensuring that citations to supporting authority were current in “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct: an Overview for Criminal Defenders in Texas” (Austin, Tex.: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2011).

 

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science 2004-2010

Graduate Part-Time Instructor for the following courses:

  • POLS 3371-001 Introduction to Comparative Politics Spring 2010
  • POLS 3310 Introduction to Political Analysis – Independent lab sessions Spring 2007
  • POLS 2302-161 and 162 American Public Policy Summer 2005

San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science 2001-2004

Instructor for POL 102 Introduction to American and Californian Government 2001

Tutor, Aztec Athletic Center

Math, Statistics, Political Science Tutor for Student Athletes 2002-2003

Texas Tech University,Lubbock, Texas

Student Assistant, Texas Tech University Libraries, Document Delivery/InterLibrary Loan 2011-2014

 

Özen Eren, Continuation of the ILO Principles in the 21st Century through the Compliance Pull of Core Labor Rights, 13 J. of Workplace Rts. 303, 303-335 (2008).

Acquired by the ILO Library (Labordoc).
Cited by William B. Gould IV, Labor Law Beyond U.S. Borders: Does What Happens Outside of America Stay Outside of America?, 21 Stanford L. & Pol’y Rev. 401 (2010).

Licensed attorney with the State Bar of Texas (Licensed: 11/6/2015)