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 March 31, 2014, The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted a joint Law Review Banquet celebrating the Oklahoma Law Review (Est. 1948), American Indian Law Review (Est. 1973), and Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology (Est. 2003). Students, staff and faculty joined with law firm sponsors Fellers Snider, Gable Gotwals, Hall Estill and McAfee & Taft in the Kerr Student Lounge.
The welcome and opening remarks were provided by Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. He joked with the students that they may wonder why they ever decided to participate on a law review.
As a longstanding leader in the field of energy law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law continues to produce top talent for the energy industry. As part of its program, OU Law hosts an annual “Meet the Energy Industry” event where its students have the opportunity to network with the very top energy attorneys and landmen in the oil and gas industry.
The event was held Wednesday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) Gallery in downtown Oklahoma City.
On March 18, four OU College of Law students (Alex Duncan, Veronica Jacob, Cassandra Kolenda, and Caroline Lewis) and Professor Evelyn Aswad attended a Town Hall meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on the topic of “Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign”. Secretary of State John Kerry led the discussion and emphasized the importance of international law in resolving a number of global challenges, including with respect to the unfolding situation in the Ukraine.
Professor Owen Anderson spent half a day with employees of Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), the Mexican oil and gas regulatory agency. He taught a class on the new petroleum investment reforms in Mexico. Lawyers, geologists, engineers and economists from CNH, along with several people from SENER, attended the class which was held at the company’s office in Mexico City. Anderson was one of three attorneys teaching the class. He was joined by Jay Park, a Calgary lawyer, and Nicolas Borda, a Mexican lawyer.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law jumped 10 spots in the latest US News & World Report 2015 Ranking of Best Law Schools to #58. The ranking is the highest by any Oklahoma law school in survey history.
OU Law has received a number of recent accolades, including:
• For the second year in a row, OU Law was named a Top 20 “Best Value” Law School by National Jurist Magazine • No. 4 “Best Quality of Life” by The Princeton Review • No. 19 Moot Court Program by The Blakely Advocacy Institute