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.
Bialac Collection of Native American Art: Over 300 works from the James T. Bialac Collection have been installed in the College of Law, including the Donald E. Pray Law Library. In making his gift, Mr. Bialac requested that his collection be displayed so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to view and learn about these important works of Native American art.
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project - The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project (opens in a new window) is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center and the National Indian Law Library (NILL) (opens in a new window), and Native American tribes providing access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents. Project Coordinators are David Selden (NILL) and Marilyn Nicely (OU).
Rare Book Collection - The Rare Book Collection houses many historic books and documents relating to Oklahoma and U.S. legal history. The Rare Book Room is not open to the public because of the fragile nature of many of the items housed there. Materials in the Rare Book Room can be used on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. When the Library Catalog indicates that an item is in the Rare Book Room, please contact the Reference or Circulation Desk to access.
Strickland Collection of Law and Popular Culture - A gift of Professor Rennard Strickland, the Strickland Collection of Law and Popular Culture is a collection of law-related movie poster and lobby cards. The collection includes more than 1,000 items ranging in date from the 1920s to the 1990s. Some pieces from the collection are on permanent display in the Law Library. An electronic guide to the collection is under development.
Strickland Collection of Native Peoples Law - The Strickland Collection of Native People Law is one of the nation's largest collections of legal, historical, and government materials relating to Native Peoples. Titles in this collection may be found by searching the library's online catalog.
United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies - The collection consists of original manuscripts, hand-drawn maps and published documents which relate to the Companies' efforts to acquire title to Indian lands during the period 1775 to 1823. These efforts culminated in the Supreme Court's landmark 1823 decision in Johnson v. M'Intosh divesting Native Americans of title to their lands.
Video Collection - The Law Library maintains a collection of hundreds of law related movies and documentaries. Videos may be located by searching the library catalog, and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
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