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 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.
On February 17, the University of Oklahoma College of Law family lost one of its dearest friends. Edna Asper Elkouri along with her late husband, Professor Emeritus Frank Elkouri, made a permanent and profound impact on OU Law. A native Pennsylvanian, Edna was born on June 18, 1922. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh before attending George Washington University to earn her Juris Doctor degree. While a first year law student, Edna met Frank Elkouri, who was then working for the National Wage Stabilization Board in Washington, D.C.
Kerr Lounge was lined with employers representing 15 different public interest organizations from across the country for OU Law’s Public Interest Career Fair. At the event, hosted by the Office of Career Development, students had the chance to interact with and distribute resumes to potential employers. It was a great opportunity for them to obtain externships and internships with public interest organizations. It also allowed the organizations to market themselves and their internship programs to the students who are actively seeking public interest positions.