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 hosted the entire 1L class on January 19, 2012, for Career Development Night. This event was generously sponsored by Crowe & Dunlevy and Devon Energy. The purpose of the event was to expose 1Ls to the various areas of the law including corporate, law firm and government sectors.
The event began with a keynote address from Dean Joe Harroz. Dean Harroz emphasized to the students that grades in law school, and particularly in their first year, are not determinative of their success.
2012 is the inaugural year for the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s participation in a summer program hosted by Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. The program affords students an opportunity to take classes in English on Chinese law and international law under the guidance of American and Chinese legal educators and experience Chinese culture and history. It also provides the opportunity for two-week internships with Chinese law firms. An Informational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, at noon in Classroom 3. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) recently awarded scholarships to University of Oklahoma College of Law students Frances Agbebaku, Austin Brewer, Ensieh Mohajeri and Haley Rader for their potential to make a significant contribution to the field of natural resources law.
The students made up four of 20 national recipients and will receive financial assistance for the spring 2012 semester. Of the $64,000 awarded, the students accounted for $15,000.
On Monday, January 23, 2012, nationally recognized student loan expert Heather Jarvis will present a webinar in the Bell Courtroom from 4:00-5:15 p.m. For those who cannot attend in person, we will have a remote log-in for a limited number of OU students and alumni. Please RSVP on Symplicity so we have a rough idea of the number in physical attendance, and contact OPCD as soon as possible to secure a space for remote access.
Oxford is a fairytale dream come true. I slept in a castle, saw the wedding dress of a princess-to-be, and, frequently, ate dinner with a knight. It was a bit of an adjustment returning to the "simple life" in Norman.
This summer was the University of Oklahoma College of Law's 37th trip to Oxford University in Oxford, England.