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 jumped 10 spots in the latest US News & World Report 2015 Ranking of Best Law Schools to #58. The ranking is the highest by any Oklahoma law school in survey history.
OU Law has received a number of recent accolades, including:
• For the second year in a row, OU Law was named a Top 20 “Best Value” Law School by National Jurist Magazine • No. 4 “Best Quality of Life” by The Princeton Review • No. 19 Moot Court Program by The Blakely Advocacy Institute
Anyone who has attended law school knows the months leading up to the first day can be filled with anticipation. For 40 such students, the University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted Admitted Students Day to educate them on what their next three years will entail. Admitted students from all over the country who have been accepted for the Class of 2017 heard from alumni, faculty, staff and current students about the OU Law experience. The day started with an opportunity to meet fellow classmates, deans and professors at a breakfast in the Amicus Café.
As the University of Oklahoma College of Law transitions into its second century, its students, faculty, and administration have joined forces in a collaborative effort to train the most well-equipped lawyers to enter the ever-changing American workforce, especially the legal field. The legal industry and private enterprise have begun demanding lawyers and employees who are well-rounded, but also specialized in the specific area in which they will work.
41 students from The University of Oklahoma College of Law are the newest members of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal fraternity celebrating academic excellence. Academic achievement, integrity, service, and excellence are all factors given consideration when deciding which students receive invitation. OU Law’s initiates for 2014 are listed below.
Bergren, Stephen Brannan, John C. III Chambers, Maris Dixon, Bryan Dobry, Foster Earley, Charles A Easley, Kevin Alan Jr. Eghbal, Shahin (Shane) Eissenstat, Katie
Over 200 competitors and coaches from 17 states attended the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. More than 200 attorneys and judges volunteered their time to judge rounds which were held Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1st. OU Law Professor Lindsay Robertson drafted this year’s problem. Teams from William Mitchell and the University of Hawaii argued in the final round with Ryan McCarthy and Josh Peterson from William Mitchell coming out on top. OU Law’s teams both performed well.