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.
As an Oklahoma girl, OU has always impressed some facet of my life. As a citizen, I am proud of OU. And, as a professional, I am thankful for OU. Lawyers are not just dedicated to their craft, they are driven by their desire to learn and apply that knowledge. My passion has always been the law, and within that are the areas of natural resources, indigenous peoples and energy, three of the most essential aspects of mankind everywhere.
I had always planned to advance my knowledge and, after considering other LL.M.
The vans arrive near the south entrance of the law school. The doors open and a group of young girls pours out, 26 to be exact. Who are these young girls, and why are they at the law school?
For the second year in a row, the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law (OAWL) teamed up with the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) to host a Friday night “Girl Power” event at OU College of Law. As part of CCFI’s “Neighborhood Centers” initiative, the Girl Power program is a special group designed to help girls navigate the challenges of middle school.
The Student Bar Association is proud to present the first annual Law Week, March 26 to March 31. This week is designed to celebrate, recognize and, of course, give back to the OU College of Law community.
The week kicks off on Monday, March 26, with a cookout from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to come enjoy the beautiful March outdoor weather. The food will be traditional grilled foods – like burgers and hotdogs – and it will be free to those who attend.
Posted by: Connie Smothermon, Professor and Director of Competitions
Congratulations to the BLSA International Negotiation Competition team for winning 3rd place in the nation at last weekend’s competition in Washington, D.C. Team members are Valerie Fleurima and Nazareth Haysbert.
One exciting part of this competition is the time frame for preparation. While they were given some general information beforehand, the side they were representing and the secret facts for their side were not provided until a few hours before each round.
Posted by: Brittany Mayes, J.D. Class of 2010, Assistant to the Dean
Last week, the OU Law women’s intramural team, Motion to Dismiss, defeated three teams to make it to the intramural basketball championship. On Thursday night, Motion to Dismiss played Kappa Alpha Theta sorority for the title. It was a tight game through both sixteen-minute halves. Theta came out on top by 2 points with a final score of 23-21.
Members of the Motion to Dismiss basketball team include: Jaklyn Garrett, Missy Harman, Ally Kucera, Brittany Mayes, Melissa Mercer, Allison Osborn, Rachel Rogers, Leah Stein, Damilola Sule, Megan Thompson and Shea Yates.