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 Student Bar Association is proud to present the first annual Law Week, March 26 to March 31. This week is designed to celebrate, recognize and, of course, give back to the OU College of Law community.
The week kicks off on Monday, March 26, with a cookout from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to come enjoy the beautiful March outdoor weather. The food will be traditional grilled foods – like burgers and hotdogs – and it will be free to those who attend.
On March 7, 2012, Dr. Carol Zaleski will present the 2012 Agnes M. and G. Herbert True Family Lecture in the Dick Bell Courtroom of the University of Oklahoma Law Center. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Zaleski will make a presentation titled “The Recovered Image: The Faith and Reason of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings.”
Dr. Zaleski is a Professor of World Religions, Smith College in Massachusetts. Since 1989, she has been teaching philosophy of religion, comparative study of world religions, and Catholic thought at Smith College. She has a Ph.D.
Posted by: Jeff Riles and Mary Huckabee, J.D. Class of 2012
On March 1, Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians and Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, will speak to a group of faculty, students, and special guests at an invite-only dinner celebrating the 2012 Sovereignty & Identity Symposium. Lt. Governor Keel will deliver thoughts from the State of Indian Nations address he gave following President Obama’s State of the Union address in January.
Ever read about a person in history and wonder whether you could have been them? I asked myself that question when I started hearing about Ada Lois Sipuel’s fight to enter OU Law School. I still ask that question every time that I write about her and every time that my play is performed.
I am fascinated by her story because I identify with her and wonder whether I would have had the courage and determination to challenge the segregation laws.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the entire 1L class on January 19, 2012, for Career Development Night. This event was generously sponsored by Crowe & Dunlevy and Devon Energy. The purpose of the event was to expose 1Ls to the various areas of the law including corporate, law firm and government sectors.
The event began with a keynote address from Dean Joe Harroz. Dean Harroz emphasized to the students that grades in law school, and particularly in their first year, are not determinative of their success.