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.
Members of the OU Law Legal Research and Writing department recently celebrated the 9th Annual National Punctuation Day with muffins in the shape of a giant question mark. National organizers of the celebration use the day to honor “. . . the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.”
Law Students for Africa and the International Law Student Association teamed up recently for a fun day at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Our goal this year is to expose our international students to as much as possible, not just within the school, but also throughout the state. We want them to experience Oklahoma in every aspect. Additionally, we planned this outing to talk about the mission of Law Students for Africa in an informal and relaxed setting. We discussed several things that we hope to accomplish this year as a group as well as what we hope to achieve long term in the future.
Preparations are underway for this year’s Race Judicata Nov. 4 at OU Law. This student-run event brings together the community, Oklahoma lawyers, and OU Law students, faculty, and alumni in order to further the legacy of Professor Cindy M. Foley.
Professor Foley dedicated her life to helping people who would otherwise not have legal representation. Race Judicata staff have already begun fundraising efforts, and all proceeds from this year’s Race Judicata will be split between scholarships for students working to provide free legal aid and Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
On August 14, 40 OU Law students volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the third-annual OU Law Gives Back orientation event at the food bank. More than one-quarter of the entering first-year class participated. Students boxed 9,660 pounds of food in three hours, the equivalent of 7, 430 meals. OU Law Gives Back is organized each year by Students for Access to Justice, the student-driven pro bono and public interest group at the College of Law. This year's student coordinator was Harrison Kosmider ('14).
Posted by: Evie Holzer, Director of Public Affairs
After hours of answering grueling bar exam questions on July 24 and 25, OU Law students exited the testing room at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to see a few familiar faces standing in front of Dining on Persimmon Hill restaurant across the hall. OU Law Dean Joe Harroz, Assistant Dean Scott Palk, OPCD Director Casey Delaney and Alumni Relations Director Raegan King greeted them with sympathetic smiles, encouraging words and a free lunch.
“We all remember how difficult taking the bar exam was,” Dean Palk said.