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.
On August 14, 40 OU Law students volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the third-annual OU Law Gives Back orientation event at the food bank. More than one-quarter of the entering first-year class participated. Students boxed 9,660 pounds of food in three hours, the equivalent of 7, 430 meals. OU Law Gives Back is organized each year by Students for Access to Justice, the student-driven pro bono and public interest group at the College of Law. This year's student coordinator was Harrison Kosmider ('14).
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.
Are you doing unpaid or low-paid public interest work this summer? Students for Access to Justice, the OU Legal Clinic, and the OU College of Law are committed to supporting students who embody the University of Oklahoma motto by working Civi et Reipublicae – for the citizen, and for the state. We are sponsoring more than $13,000 worth of summer fellowship funding this summer. Applications are due Friday and are available at student services or by emailing email@example.com.
My internship at Children at Risk this summer provided excellent preparation for my career in public service as well as an understanding and appreciation of the intense legal and public policy battles fought for children in Houston and across the State of Texas. Children at Risk is a non-profit organization that advocates for children through the influencing of public policy. Its areas of concentration include health, human trafficking, juvenile justice, food insecurity and education. As an intern this summer, I co-authored a paper on the State of Juvenile Justice in Texas.