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: Will Holland, Class of 2013 and OU Law PR Intern
Throughout the next three weeks, OU Law will again be hosting therapy dogs for students to hang out and play with while studying for final exams at Coats Hall. The certified therapy dogs are provided by the organization A New Leash on Life. The dogs are visiting to help students cope with the stress of finals, and students should feel free to approach them, pet them, and play with them as they please. Each dog will be accompanied by a trainer at all times.
Posted by: Abigail Townsend, Class of 2013, Recipient of David L. Boren and Molly Shi Boren Public Service Fellowship and Marjorie P. Maute Fellowship
I never imagined that I would spend a couple hours of my afternoon riding around in a 15-passenger van with my co-workers looking for strip clubs and brothels. I never thought I would visit a medium security prison with no air conditioning in southern Texas. And I never imagined that I would get to touch Beyoncé’s father’s beach house. Lucky for me, I had all of these experiences and many more as a law fellow at the nonprofit organization Children at Risk in Houston, Texas.
I had the honor at the end of October of traveling to the Washington, D.C., area with 10 law students who are interested in pursuing public interest careers. We attended the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, where the students had the opportunity to network with 120 employers and like-minded students from across the country. Of course, no trip to D.C. would be complete without some sightseeing. On Saturday morning, we toured the East Wing of the White House. While we were in the Red Room we were able to see President Obama exit the White House and board Marine One.
Faculty, students and the public are invited to attend two court hearings in the Dick Bell Courtroom Nov. 6 and 7. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, United States District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti of the Western District of Oklahoma will be conducting a sentencing hearing in the case of United States of America vs. Landon Kyle Womack at 9:15 a.m.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be hearing oral arguments in United States v. Irizarry at 3:00 p.m.
Posted by: Evelyn Holzer, director of public affairs
OU Law Professor Owen Anderson will be a featured speaker this Friday at the Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Co-sponsored by the OU College of Law, OU Outreach and the Energy and Natural Resources Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, this conference is designed for mineral law attorneys and petroleum landmen who are interested in learning the most prevalent law and policy in the oil and gas industry. Expert speakers from the United States present innovative topics at this one-day conference.