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.
When I was twelve years old I helped with a study regarding the issue of international human trafficking and it sparked something inside me. I learned about the horrific crimes that occur worldwide in human trafficking and developed a passion to join the fight that never wavered. Ever since that day I have wanted to attend law school and be part of the fight against these, as well as many other, human rights violations. Finally, this last summer I was able to do just that. I was an extern in Washington D.C. for a non-profit called Shared Hope International.
Posted by: Mackenzie Dilbeck, Director of Communications
It can take decades for professionals to secure a job of their dreams. Nicole Lynn, a graduate of OU Law’s Class of 2015, had a different experience.
“I came to law school with the sole purpose of becoming a sports agent,” said Nicole. “I have always wanted to help athletes make the transition from college football to the NFL and then transition out of the NFL. Many athletes make a ton of money over the course of their career, but end up bankrupt. I want to be a sounding board for them and help them retain wealth.”
Kerr Lounge was lined with employers representing 15 different public interest organizations from across the country for OU Law’s Public Interest Career Fair. At the event, hosted by the Office of Career Development, students had the chance to interact with and distribute resumes to potential employers. It was a great opportunity for them to obtain externships and internships with public interest organizations. It also allowed the organizations to market themselves and their internship programs to the students who are actively seeking public interest positions.
By Joi Gordon (OU Law '93), as told to Jennifer Chen, for LearnVest.com
Gordon, C.E.O. for the national nonprofit organization Dress for Success Worldwide, shares how she earned a law degree and, later, landed a high-profile dream job—all with a state school education (and no student loan debt).
For my Caribbean family, college was the golden ticket.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt visited OU Law this week to help educate students and generate some interest in working for his office. As the featured guest at Wednesday’s “Lunch and Learn,” Pruitt, who was co-owner and managing general partner of the Oklahoma City Redhawks Triple-A baseball team from 2003 to 2010, opened with a “pitch.”
“I’m here today like a general manager, scouting for new talent,” Pruitt said. "We’re hiring and we want you to consider being part of our team at the Attorney General’s office.”