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: Connie Smothermon, Director of Competitions
National Moot Court Competition The National Moot Court Competition team of Nicole Lynn, Drew McNeil, and Lindsay Kistler Swiniuch won the award for best brief at the regional competition in Omaha, Nebraska, in November. This qualified the team for the National Finals in New York City in February. At nationals, th team was awarded third best brief in the nation and advanced to the Sweet 16 round.
American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition
Twenty-three hours after we left 30-degree weather in Oklahoma City, the 97- degree temperatures in Asuncion, Paraguay, felt more like 140 degrees when it hit our tired faces. Like most of my co-travelers, I had failed miserably at the art of sleeping in the conservatively spaced airplane and I was running on little sleep. However, no amount of sleep deprivation was going to extinguish my excitement for finally returning to Asuncion. Twenty-six years before, my parents had been missionaries in the same city. It was there where I was born.
OU Law sent 7 students January 15-18 to the Rocky Mountain Black Law Students Association (RMBLSA) Convention in Houston, TX. For the third year in a row, the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Chapter earned the award for "Chapter of the Year." This year, the chapter not only earned top chapter, but also ranked first overall for the entire region. Additionally, the Moot Court team captured the title for Best Petitioner's Brief.
Posted by: Jessica Jones, Director of Communications
Three students from Professor Evelyn Aswad's Human Rights Law class (Marcelo Pendleton, Ben Lundquist, and Jason Hubbert) accompanied her to a meeting of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL) as well as a meeting of a Department working group on religion and conflict mitigation. At ACIL, they heard former Legal Advisers for various US Presidents and international law professors from throughout the country engage in interesting legal discussions about the U.S.