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: Abigail Townsend, Class of 2013, Recipient of David L. Boren and Molly Shi Boren Public Service Fellowship and Marjorie P. Maute Fellowship
I never imagined that I would spend a couple hours of my afternoon riding around in a 15-passenger van with my co-workers looking for strip clubs and brothels. I never thought I would visit a medium security prison with no air conditioning in southern Texas. And I never imagined that I would get to touch Beyoncé’s father’s beach house. Lucky for me, I had all of these experiences and many more as a law fellow at the nonprofit organization Children at Risk in Houston, Texas.
I had the honor at the end of October of traveling to the Washington, D.C., area with 10 law students who are interested in pursuing public interest careers. We attended the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, where the students had the opportunity to network with 120 employers and like-minded students from across the country. Of course, no trip to D.C. would be complete without some sightseeing. On Saturday morning, we toured the East Wing of the White House. While we were in the Red Room we were able to see President Obama exit the White House and board Marine One.
Posted by: Evie Holzer, Director of Public Affairs
Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) staff have confirmed more than 65 employers for the Fall Recruitment Program. This is twice the number of employers compared to registration in July 2011! The program is scheduled to begin Aug. 13 and will continue through the end of September. More employers are expected to sign up and participate throughout the fall semester, further increasing job opportunities for students at OU Law.
Even though school is out, the Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) is open, and staff members are available to assist you throughout June, July and August. In addition to having office appointments, the staff would like to offer the following tips to encourage you to make the most of your summer days.
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.