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.
Faculty, students and the public are invited to attend two court hearings in the Dick Bell Courtroom Nov. 6 and 7. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, United States District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti of the Western District of Oklahoma will be conducting a sentencing hearing in the case of United States of America vs. Landon Kyle Womack at 9:15 a.m.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be hearing oral arguments in United States v. Irizarry at 3:00 p.m.
Posted by: Evelyn Holzer, director of public affairs
OU Law Professor Owen Anderson will be a featured speaker this Friday at the Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Co-sponsored by the OU College of Law, OU Outreach and the Energy and Natural Resources Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, this conference is designed for mineral law attorneys and petroleum landmen who are interested in learning the most prevalent law and policy in the oil and gas industry. Expert speakers from the United States present innovative topics at this one-day conference.
While opportunities to study international law abound, law students have very few chances to work alongside experts in any specific area of international law. I was fortunate enough, from May through the end of June 2012, to work as a research intern at Universiteit Gent (Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium) due to the recommendation I received from my legal writing professor, Professor Christina Bennett. I conducted research with specialists in International Environmental law and the Law of the Sea. My projects included writing about U.S.
Posted by: Will Holland, Class of 2013 and OU Law PR Intern
Heather Jarvis is an attorney and student loan expert who graduated from Duke University School of Law with $125,000 in student loan debt. After working as a public interest attorney, she went to work for a nonprofit organization in Washington D.C. with the desire to break down the financial barriers to practicing public interest law.
Jarvis helped pass the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, and she now works to educate students about what they can do to better deal with their own student loan debts.
Members of the OU Law Legal Research and Writing department recently celebrated the 9th Annual National Punctuation Day with muffins in the shape of a giant question mark. National organizers of the celebration use the day to honor “. . . the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.”