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.
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.
Posted by: Ann Marie Sallusti, Breanne Sigler, and Callie Marso, JD Candidates in 2015
The Oxford Summer Program is a once in a lifetime chance to live, travel, and learn abroad. You won’t have another chance in your life to study abroad with your friends, classmates, and professors. The program allowed us to experience an Oxford education while still having the freedom to travel on long weekends.
During the program, we were able to get to know the professors and their spouses outside of the classroom. For example, we had a whiskey tasting with Professor Anderson where he shared his knowledge of whiskey and Scottish culture.
Less than a month after starting classes, first-year students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law were able to participate in a networking event at the downtown law offices of Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville.
For two hours, students were able to visit with the practicing attorneys and staff, learning about the firm’s practice areas and clients. The lawyers explained their specific legal career paths and offered tips to law students desiring to practice in a similar setting.
Posted by: Chinyere Kim Ikegbunam, JD Candidate 2015
I was initially attracted to OU Law because of its strong relations and expertise in the oil and gas and energy fields. Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be involved in the industry, particularly back in my native country of Nigeria.
In the midst of all of the stress and confusion of my 1L year, getting my foot in the door of any firm or company in Nigeria was no easy task. Fortunately for me, the deans, my faculty advisors, and of course the Office of Career Services were there to offer guidance and support every step of the way.