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.
As a second year law student, I have been given the opportunity to work in Sapporo, Japan this summer.
I will be interning at the Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous working with Dr. Teruki Tsunemoto and his colleague, Prof. Ken-ichi Ochiai. As part of the internship, I will be doing translation, basic research and promotion of Ainu heritage and culture. I also am currently writing an article on progressing Ainu rights within international human rights law, and I hope to have that piece published in a law review at a later date.
Choosing The University of Oklahoma College of Law for my exchange year and staying to earn an LL.M. were both life-changing decisions. From the moment I sent the application in 2012 until graduating in 2014, OU Law surpassed every expectation. The College of Law LL.M. program provided me with the knowledge necessary to take and pass the bar exam along with the skills necessary to face various legal challenges after graduation
Before the start of each semester, students enrolled in the International Human Rights Clinic travel to select foreign countries to make preliminary observations and visit with government officials and stakeholders about issues impacting the nation’s indigenous populations. Throughout the subsequent semester, students combine the experiences from their travels with international law research to draft a “shadow report,” which is submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Their research and conclusions are also presented before a university audience.
Students who believe public service is going to be an essential part of their legal career were right at home among the many employers at The University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Public Interest Career Fair. The Career Development Office and the Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) hosted the Public Interest Career Fair in the Kerr Student Lounge at OU Law. On February 25, tables of employers lined the first floor to greet law students and introduce them to their perspective organizations.