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.
The OU Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) brought home several honors from the Federal Bar Association’s 38th Annual Indian Law Conference.
NALSA was named Chapter of the Year in recognition of its contributions in increasing knowledge of Native American law. NALSA hosted an ongoing speaker series, raised over $2000.00 for a NALSA fellowship to assist a student in working with Native communities and hosted this year’s National NALSA Moot Court Competition.
On Thursday, April 10th, The University of Oklahoma held “A Tribute to the Faculty” honoring the faculty of the Norman Campus. Three professors for OU College of Law won were honored.
Professor Stephen Henderson received of the Vice President for Research Award for Outstanding Research Impact. Professor Henderson is a highly productive scholar whose research on law enforcement access to information in the hands of third parties is singular in its urgency and direct impact on individuals in a modern society.
The BLSA Moot Court team of Jonathan Brewer and Marcus Barahona placed 3rd at the national competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team won first place at the regional competition in Austin, Texas. OU Law alumni Chris Staine and Marcus Bivines coached the team. A dozen other OU/BLSA alums helped this team, including a practice round at the Judicial Center presided by Judge David Lewis.
Madison Blocker, Jarrad Cormier, and Eric Odom advanced to the Elite 8 in the Widener Vale Corporate Law Moot Court competition in Delaware.
While many students spent their spring break hitting the slopes or relaxing on the beach, a group of students from The University of Oklahoma College of Law went to Gulu, Uganda to help law students in the third world country.
Law Students for Africa members Ally Simon, Luke Miles and Alexa Kern worked closely with the University of Gulu School of Law in Uganda and its students to create a collaborative program to build the law school. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Michael Scaperlanda accompanied the OU Law students.
On March 31, 2014, The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted a joint Law Review Banquet celebrating the Oklahoma Law Review (Est. 1948), American Indian Law Review (Est. 1973), and Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology (Est. 2003). Students, staff and faculty joined with law firm sponsors Fellers Snider, Gable Gotwals, Hall Estill and McAfee & Taft in the Kerr Student Lounge.
The welcome and opening remarks were provided by Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. He joked with the students that they may wonder why they ever decided to participate on a law review.