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.
Katheleen R. Guzman, the Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law and MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor of Law is this year’s winner of the Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Research University. “The energy she gives to students is significant and radiates in all that she does,” said College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. A law professor for more than two decades, Guzman said she sets high expectations for her students, with the ultimate goal of teaching students how to teach themselves. “I demand daily written briefs and lower grades for inadequate preparation,” Guzman said.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Many members of the OU College of Law faculty and staff wore purple on Thursday, Oct. 3, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Day. The office of Student Services gathered together for this picture to show their support for efforts to end domestic violence. According to the YWCA, Oklahoma ranks 17 among the 50 states in cases involving deaths from domestic abuse. Unfortunately, it is estimated only about 50 percent of domestic violence incidents are reported.
OU Law student Meng Shi, JD Candidate, Class of 2015, delivered an informative presentation Thursday on a golden age of China's classical civilization and imperial history. The forum on the Tang Dynasty was attended by faculty, staff, students and guests of the College of Law.
The discussion was titled, “The Enlightenment and Inspiration from the Tang Dynasty of China.” Meng, who is from Beijing and earned an LL.M. degree at Cornell University, says he used the summer break to prepare for the presentation.