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New Programs Create Greater Opportunities

Students at OU Law have more choices than ever before, including what kind of degree they will earn.

Juris doctor students now have the option of pursuing a specialized certificate contained within their three-year degree. Other students are now able to earn an entirely new degree at OU Law, the Master of Legal Studies, which requires a shorter time commitment.

Specialized Certificates for J.D.
The specialized certificates are in Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, American Indian Law or Business Entrepreneurship.

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7 Cities to Live the American Dream: Article Notes Oklahoma City and OU

Both Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma were highlighted in a recent article, 7 Cities Where Millenials Can Still Live the American Dream, by PolicyMic.

The article notes, "Oklahoma City has an unemployment rate of 4.5% and an average rent price of $707/month. With a population of close to 520,000 there are numerous opportunities for millennials. OKC is also home to the University of Oklahoma and other colleges. It is home to four professional sports teams and its downtown area, known as Bricktown, has become a cultural beacon of its own."

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Fall 2012 LL.M. Enrollment More than Doubles Previous Class

The John B. Turner LL.M. Program in International Energy, Natural Resources and Indigenous Peoples welcomed a class of 16 students this fall semester, more than double the previous class.

Last year’s inaugural class was comprised of seven students from six countries. This year’s incoming class boasts 13 full-time and three part-time students from 10 countries across the globe.

The unique LL.M. degree program at OU Law allows students to tailor their courses to meet their interests.

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Incoming Class Reflects Diverse Interests

The newest OU Law juris doctor class has 155 enrolled students with a variety of interests and accomplishments. A detailed look at the class demonstrates their varied backgrounds.

High academic standards are a necessity to study law at the University of Oklahoma, and the new JD class meets those standards without question. The class boasts:
• One Fulbright Scholar
• One Gates Millennium Scholar
• One ABA Legal Scholars Fund Recipient
• 54 undergraduate schools represented
• 41 undergraduate degrees represented

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The LL.M. Experience at OU Law School

In past years, when I studied in China, Italy and Israel, I became interested in a law program that would teach energy and natural resource classes, and I searched several schools who had these classes. At the beginning of 2011, OU law school announced that it would open a new LL.M. program, adding to the school’s 100-year history a new  academic experience: an LL.M. focusing on natural resource and energy issues. I applied immediately.

The OU law faculty is very nice and extremely helpful to the LL.M. students.

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