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.
Posted by: Amanda Lee, 2L and Chinese Summer Law Program participant
Learning about an incredibly influential country as it is evolving is one of the best things about the Chinese Summer Law Program. I was fortunate to have a first-hand look at the country with the largest population, the country with the fastest growing major economy, and the largest global exporter all at the same time! The Chinese Summer Law Program at OU Law is in partnership with Indiana University – Indianapolis.
Posted by: Erin Erhardt, 2L and Chinese Summer Law Program participant
The idea of the “American Dream” is still very much alive in China. While studying abroad in China this summer, I spoke with a friend who is originally from China but now lives in North America about the Chinese concept of America. Specifically, we spoke about the ideas of freedom and success our country connotes to the Chinese.
As Americans, we tend to be taught that the U.S. is the best, or at least very highly ranked compared to other countries. However, other countries don’t generally share our view or think very highly of Americans.
Posted by: Roy Brown, Rising 3L and Director of the Dean's Council
After almost a year of planning, I landed in Washington D.C. the day before Memorial Day. In the end, I will have spent over 10 weeks living and working in the Nation’s Capitol. While here, I have lent my hand to important work in the Civil Rights field, been a part of a movement, and even crossed off a few things from my bucket list.
Last summer I made the decision to spend the summer after my 2L year in Washington D.C. I was fortunate enough to attend the Equal Justice Works Career Fair held in Crystal City in late October, 2012.
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.