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.
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.
During the National Trial Team tournament in Denver, members of each school vote on the Professionalism Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the school that best exemplifies the preparation and professional attitude existing in good trial attorneys. Our team WON this award!
Congratulations to the team and the coaches for all their hard work and bravery, trekking to Denver just in time for the snow storm! They are: Coach Amy Pepper Coach Mary Ann Roberts Team members: Paige Hoster Anden Sharpe Sam Newton Matt Brown
Ever read about a person in history and wonder whether you could have been them? I asked myself that question when I started hearing about Ada Lois Sipuel’s fight to enter OU Law School. I still ask that question every time that I write about her and every time that my play is performed.
I am fascinated by her story because I identify with her and wonder whether I would have had the courage and determination to challenge the segregation laws.
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.
Posted by: Evelyn Holzer, director of public affairs
If your income was below $50,000 for the past year, members of the OU College of Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will complete your tax return for free. Just bring a valid ID (preferably a social security card) for you and your dependents and all supporting tax documents to the Norman Public Library any Wednesday or Thursday before April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the IRS-certified tax preparers will be happy to assist you.