OU Law enrolls approximately 500 students annually in its Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree programs. The John B. Turner LL.M. Program attracts students worldwide wishing to specialize in the college’s core areas: energy, natural resources and Native American law. Students also have the opportunity to earn joint degrees, travel abroad and gain practical experience through numerous clinics, competitions and legal publications at OU Law. They also provide valuable legal services to the public through the OU Legal Clinic and Students for Access to Justice.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law has retained an outstanding full-time law faculty to provide our students with an unequalled legal education experience. Combined with the numerous adjunct specialists who teach various subjects from the practitioner's point of view, we have assembled an exceptional instructional corps.
We are so appreciative of the support OU College of Law receives from donors. Their support enhances our academic and scholarship programs, allowing OU Law to provide a quality legal education at a reasonable cost.
When I meet with alumni, I am always amazed to discover how many have never made it back to Norman. While I encourage you to come tour the campus (you won’t believe the changes!), I am equally as eager to come visit you in your hometowns. I hope to see you at an upcoming alumni event.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law is one of our nation’s great public law schools. Founded in 1909, OU Law provides a dynamic intellectual community dedicated to teaching, learning, research and service in the pursuit of law and justice. OU Law delivers an exemplary legal education at an accessible cost to students and is consistently recognized as a “Best Value” law school by National Jurist magazine.
For OU Law Professor Mary Sue Backus, this summer has meant cultivating more pro bono opportunities for students. She has attended trainings for two separate pro bono programs, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program and the Clemency Project 2014.
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides veterans and other VA claimants with free attorney representation in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The claimants are veterans who have been previously denied by the VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Hugh Roff Professor of Law Peter Kutner has been selected as a fellow of the European Law Institute. The European Law Institute is an independent organization concerned with the improvement and integration of law in Europe. Its fellows and other members are primarily distinguished jurists from across Europe, not only academics but also legal practitioners, judges, government officials and leaders of legal organizations. A small number of scholars from outside Europe, including Professor Kutner, are also fellows and will contribute to the projects of the institute.
The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA/IPL) has named OU Law Professor Sarah Burstein chair of its Design Committee. While she does not officially assume the role until September 1st, she is already getting down to business. She has spearheaded the effort to change the committee’s name from the Industrial Design Committee to the Design Committee.
“The basic goal was to change the name to "better reflect the products and processes that are the key subjects of design protection in the 21st century,” said Professor Burstein.
On Thursday, April 10th, The University of Oklahoma held “A Tribute to the Faculty” honoring the faculty of the Norman Campus. Three professors for OU College of Law won were honored.
Professor Stephen Henderson received of the Vice President for Research Award for Outstanding Research Impact. Professor Henderson is a highly productive scholar whose research on law enforcement access to information in the hands of third parties is singular in its urgency and direct impact on individuals in a modern society.
(OU Law professor Owen Anderson [second from right] accepts the University of North Dakota’s Sioux Award from UND President Dr. Robert Kelley, Dean of Arts & Sciences Dr. Debbie Storrs, Dean of School of Law Kathryn Rand, and Tim O’Keefe, CEO/Executive Vice President of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.)
Professor Owen Anderson, the Eugene Kuntz Chair of Law in Oil, Gas and Natural Resources at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, was recently recognized as an outstanding alumni of the University of North Dakota at the school’s Homecoming.