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.
Posted by: Jeff Riles, Student Bar Association President
This weekend, my best friends and I will be hooded and conferred with Juris Doctor degrees from a place we have come to call home.
It is true what they say, that law school is hard, and the academics are rigorous. But, it has been an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.
You see, as much as I’ve learned at the College of Law about our nation’s founding transcribed in the text of our Constitution, or debated with my friends about the merits of an emerging area of Environmental Law, I have sincerely learned that we are more alike then we are different.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association invite you to attend a reception honoring Cindy Foley and the presentation of a replica Lord Erskine trophy to the College of Law Legal Clinic on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sneed Lounge. Please join the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association as we commemorate the awarding of the OCDLA's 2010 Lord Erskine to Cindy Foley.
Posted by: Casey Delaney, Career Services Director
On April 4, 2012, the University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the Meet the Energy Industry Event at Bricktown Brewery in Oklahoma City. In the past, this networking event has generously been sponsored by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation each year. This year, Anadarko invited other corporate energy sponsors to participate and were joined by Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Continental Resources, and Devon Energy Corporation.
More than 100 attorneys, landmen and students gathered to discuss careers and current events in the energy industry.
Are you a dog-lover? Do you need a short break from studies to de-stress a little? During the next two weeks, there will be therapy dogs in the building from an organization called “A New Leash on Life.” The dogs are here for your relaxation and enjoyment. Feel free to approach them, pet them, and hang out with them as you like. Each dog will be accompanied by a trainer at all times, and all of the dogs are certified therapy dogs. You will be able to identify the dogs by a red bandana that says “therapy dog,” and each trainer will be wearing ID, as well.
On April 5, BSLA held a panel for students to discuss the issues of the Trayvon Martin case, a debate that has been the backbone of the “Hoodie Marches” across the country. This case has raised issues and questions on a national level. Were George Zimmerman’s actions justified? Was it suspicion or was it prejudice?
The panel gave students a chance to dissect the legal aspects of the case by speaking with Kent Borcherding, a warrant officer for the City of Norman Municipal Court, and OU Professor Cheryl Wattley, who teaches criminal law.