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.
On Thursday, April 26, the Interdisciplinary Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect held its graduation ceremony in Oklahoma City at the Health Sciences Center. Four of our OU Law students received their certificates for completing this rigorous program: Nicollette Brandt, Courtney Bucklin, Allyson Dow, and Kristin Fisher. In addition, Courtney Bucklin earned the Outstanding Student Award, the first OU Law student to do so in 8 years.
Congratulations to all the students on their achievements!
On April 19, OU Law students were recognized for their volunteer hours at the Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception. In addition, more than $20,000 worth of summer fellowships were awarded to students doing public interest work.
The students and faculty below each have given in excess of 25 hours of law-related service since April 2011.
Posted by: Professor Connie Smothermon, Director of Competitions
We started the 1L Moot Court Competition with 78 teams, and we are ready to announce the winners.
1st Place: Nicholas Elliott and Zachary Ryan
2nd Place: Justin Hedges and Adlai Groves
The top twenty speakers are: 1. Anna Imose 2. Ian Fullington 3. Derek Osborn 4. Patrick Ahern 5. Megan Carothers 6. Justin Hedges 7. Brooke Churchman 8. John Scott Overbey 9. Shane Hill (note: tie) 9. Emily Payne (note: tie) 11. Sally Harrison 12. Andrew Henry 13. Brett Merritt 14.
During the National Trial Team tournament in Denver, members of each school vote on the Professionalism Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the school that best exemplifies the preparation and professional attitude existing in good trial attorneys. Our team WON this award!
Congratulations to the team and the coaches for all their hard work and bravery, trekking to Denver just in time for the snow storm! They are: Coach Amy Pepper Coach Mary Ann Roberts Team members: Paige Hoster Anden Sharpe Sam Newton Matt Brown