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.
Judges and lawyers from around the country gathered at the OU College of Law April 11-12 for the spring meeting of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. This committee oversees the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and develops proposals for new and amended rules.
The spring meeting drew special attention from the bar this year as the advisory committee agenda included several hot button topics ranging from discovery reform to spoliation sanctions for the loss of electronically stored information.
Posted by: Evelyn Holzer, OU Law Public Affairs, and Jerri Culpepper, OU Public Affairs
As different in personality as they are alike in appearance, identical twins Megan Winter and Lauren Hensely will pursue legal careers in Oklahoma City following their graduation May 11 from OU Law. In this Q&A, Megan shares their story.
1. Are you identical twins? Yes, we are identical twins born two minutes apart in Tulsa. We don’t have other siblings.
2. Have you both always been interested in law, or did one persuade the other to attend law school? I have known I wanted to be a lawyer since about age 5.
Posted by: Evelyn Holzer, Director of Public Affairs
Come watch the final round of 1L Moot Court competitions noon April 15 in the Bell Courtroom. Teams will argue in front of an all-star judges panel:
Judge Jerome Holmes – Tenth Circuit Justice Noma Gurich – Oklahoma Supreme Court Judge Charles Johnson – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Brian Goree – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Judge Shon Erwin – Federal Magistrate Judge Judge Donald Deason – State District Judge Judge Wayne Alley – Federal District Judge, retired, and Jurist in Residence at OU Law Professor David Swank - OU Law
On behalf of the LGBTA (formerly United Students), I would like to invite you a reading of Dustin Lance Black's play "8," a dramatization of the Prop 8 trial in California on April 21. Click here to view an invitation with more information about the reading.
Several students and I went to a professional staging of the play in Oklahoma City in the fall, and the students decided to bring the play here.