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.
Congratulations to our National Tax Challenge Team: Jessica S. Cory and Brandee R. Raney. They placed third in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s 11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge. An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this national competition asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.
Teams were initially evaluated on two criteria: a memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to the client explaining the result.
Our decision to study abroad in Luzern, Switzerland, began with roasted marshmallows– like so many big life decisions do. Josh, my husband who is now a 3L, met Jennifer, a law student from the University of Luzern, in one of his classes at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Jennifer was visiting OU Law for the fall semester, around the same time we were beginning to think about studying abroad.
We invited her over for a traditional American dinner and were captivated by her descriptions of Switzerland.
My internship at Children at Risk this summer provided excellent preparation for my career in public service as well as an understanding and appreciation of the intense legal and public policy battles fought for children in Houston and across the State of Texas. Children at Risk is a non-profit organization that advocates for children through the influencing of public policy. Its areas of concentration include health, human trafficking, juvenile justice, food insecurity and education. As an intern this summer, I co-authored a paper on the State of Juvenile Justice in Texas.
During the National Trial Team tournament in Denver, members of each school vote on the Professionalism Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the school that best exemplifies the preparation and professional attitude existing in good trial attorneys. Our team WON this award!
Congratulations to the team and the coaches for all their hard work and bravery, trekking to Denver just in time for the snow storm! They are: Coach Amy Pepper Coach Mary Ann Roberts Team members: Paige Hoster Anden Sharpe Sam Newton Matt Brown
In past years, when I studied in China, Italy and Israel, I became interested in a law program that would teach energy and natural resource classes, and I searched several schools who had these classes. At the beginning of 2011, OU law school announced that it would open a new LL.M. program, adding to the school’s 100-year history a new academic experience: an LL.M. focusing on natural resource and energy issues. I applied immediately.
The OU law faculty is very nice and extremely helpful to the LL.M. students.