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.
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.
As a longstanding leader in the field of energy law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law continues to produce top talent for the energy industry. As part of its program, OU Law hosts an annual “Meet the Energy Industry” event where its students have the opportunity to network with the very top energy attorneys and landmen in the oil and gas industry.
The event was held Wednesday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) Gallery in downtown Oklahoma City.
Meg Molleston, the Vice-President of GeoSouthern Energy Corporation, will be speaking at noon on April 8th in classroom 2. Ms. Molleston has vast experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry and will provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the industry that fuels the nation.
Accompanying Ms. Molleston will be Deborah Hubbs and Andrew Calder. Deborah Hubbs is a graduate of OU Law who serves as the General Counsel and head of business development for GeoSouthern Energy.
On March 18, four OU College of Law students (Alex Duncan, Veronica Jacob, Cassandra Kolenda, and Caroline Lewis) and Professor Evelyn Aswad attended a Town Hall meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on the topic of “Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign”. Secretary of State John Kerry led the discussion and emphasized the importance of international law in resolving a number of global challenges, including with respect to the unfolding situation in the Ukraine.