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.
Posted by: Jessica Jones, Director of Communications
The OU Law Board of Advocates hosts several intra-school and interscholastic competitions a year. Hosting a tournament takes hundreds of hours of preparation including contacting judges, setting up administration and coordinating schedules. The digital initiative will help make tournament communication more efficient.
Kim Beight, president of the BOA says, “it really takes a village to plan a competition, and there are many moving parts in play at any given time.
The BLSA Moot Court team of Jonathan Brewer and Marcus Barahona placed 3rd at the national competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team won first place at the regional competition in Austin, Texas. OU Law alumni Chris Staine and Marcus Bivines coached the team. A dozen other OU/BLSA alums helped this team, including a practice round at the Judicial Center presided by Judge David Lewis.
Madison Blocker, Jarrad Cormier, and Eric Odom advanced to the Elite 8 in the Widener Vale Corporate Law Moot Court competition in Delaware.
Over 200 competitors and coaches from 17 states attended the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. More than 200 attorneys and judges volunteered their time to judge rounds which were held Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1st. OU Law Professor Lindsay Robertson drafted this year’s problem. Teams from William Mitchell and the University of Hawaii argued in the final round with Ryan McCarthy and Josh Peterson from William Mitchell coming out on top. OU Law’s teams both performed well.
Three more OU Law competition teams bring home awards. Two teams headed to San Francisco for the ABA NAAC regional competitions. The team of Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Alex Duncan AND the team of Brett Merritt, Andrew Henry, and Jeff Vogt were undefeated and advanced to the final round. Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Jeff Vogt won speaker awards, while the team of Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Alex Duncan won 3rd best brief. The teams were coached by Professor Michelle Johnson who will also take them to the national competition in Chicago in April.
The 2013-2014 competition season continues as OU Law students keep the winning tradition going. The Negotiation Team headed to the windy city to represent The University of Oklahoma College of Law in the ABA National Competition. Taylor Jones and Zack Ryan competed against 24 other teams in the national competition. The team advanced to the semi-final round at nationals as second seed finishing fifth overall. Congratulations to Taylor, Zack and their coach, Professor Erin Means.