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.
The University of Oklahoma’s world-renowned publication, World Literature Today, will host the "Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture" April 9-12, 2013. The Puterbaugh Festival is part of a forty-year tradition through which World Literature Today brings world-class writers (often future Nobel Prize winners) to the OU campus.
This year’s festival will highlight the utility of art in empowering women and promoting social justice. The event will feature two keynote addresses, a photography exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr.
“Everyone has a past. We all want a future,” said Maria Harris, a participant in Cleveland County’s Second Chance Access Pilot program (S-CAP). OU Legal Clinic student Katie Wilder interviewed Harris and described her as an “outgoing, positive, cheerful” person who is “serious about helping the world embrace the positive.”
S-CAP was started by the Cleveland County Sherriff’s office to combat the rising number of female incarcerations. It is a navigational service for non-violent women offenders. S-CAP is the only program of its kind in Oklahoma.
Posted by: Professor Connie Smothermon, Director of Competitions
Congratulations to the Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team! Brooke Churchman, Kelly Collins, and Katie Langwell won THIRD best brief (out of 42). The team also advanced to the second elimination round finishing in the top eight.
This was our first time at this competition, and Professor Stephen Henderson did an excellent job as their coach. Stephen and the team spent half their Spring Break in New Jersey, so they may be suffering from the time change today. But, wake them up and congratulate them when you see them.
This semester I have had the amazing opportunity to work at the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) in Washington, D.C. OTJ is the primary point of contact between the Department of Justice and all of the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes. OTJ maintains liaison with those tribes while promoting the internal uniformity of the Department on policies and litigating positions on matters relating to Indian Country.