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.
OU Law has lost a true friend and legacy. Faculty, staff, alumni and current students were heartbroken to learn of the recent passing of the College’s beloved former first lady, Linda Coats. Mrs. Coats, wife of Dean Emeritus Andrew M. Coats, was a true model of grace, kindness and generosity. She made an impact on the heart of every person she encountered and her legacy will remain for years to come in the masses of students and alumni she touched.
“The time, energy and love Linda Coats has given to the OU College of Law is simply immeasurable,” said current OU Law Dean Joe Harroz.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law welcomed the Oklahoma judiciary on Wednesday, July 17, for the opening day of the 2013 Oklahoma Judicial Conference.
The statewide association of judges and justices serving Oklahoma's state courts meets each year to provide education and training of members of the judicial branch of state government. The association also analyzes the needs of trial courts, often sharing their findings with the state Supreme Court and Legislature.
(Reposted with permission of the author and KGOU. Photo by Professor Lindsay Robertson)
By Susan Shannon
Francisco Cali is a Caqchikel Mayan from Guatemala. He is the first and continues to be the only indigenous member of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Cali came to the University of Oklahoma as a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy.
In June, Evelyn Mary Aswad, Professor of Law and Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, participated in an Istanbul Process conference held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Aswad, an international human rights expert, was invited to speak to UN member countries on the state of international law with respect to freedom of expression and incitement to imminent violence.
Judges and lawyers from around the country gathered at the OU College of Law April 11-12 for the spring meeting of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. This committee oversees the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and develops proposals for new and amended rules.
The spring meeting drew special attention from the bar this year as the advisory committee agenda included several hot button topics ranging from discovery reform to spoliation sanctions for the loss of electronically stored information.