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Digital Initiative

At OU Law, today is the future of legal education. Across all disciplines, technology is accelerating education like never before, which is why in 2014, we became the first law school in the nation to launch a comprehensive college-wide Digital Initiative.

Sound knowledge and skilled arguments aren’t always enough in today’s competitive legal landscape. Firms and organizations also want to hire tech-savvy lawyers who are comfortable with the tools needed to research, communicate, and present in the 21st century.

Our Digital Initiative is built around three core elements: the common platform of the iPad, given to our students at no cost; a digital training curriculum that pushes our students to use technology for productivity and practice; and the Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center, a space dedicated to connecting students to one another and to the people and societies they will serve.

At OU Law, we prepare you to succeed in the modern practice of law.

Thrive digitally at OU Law.

A Common Platform

OU Law provides each incoming student with an iPad at no cost. You’ll load it up with tools, apps, and programs useful for learning, communicating, and practicing law today. The device can also support your personal productivity with apps like Evernote.

Immersive Digital Training

Our students receive extensive training on the software and tools required for work in today’s legal profession. You’ll explore iPad and other apps that will aid in your legal practice, such as TrialPad, Firm Central, and Office 365, and receive training directly from experts at tech companies like Apple.

We offer more than 50 different types of training sessions and our students attended an average of 5.5 training sessions in 2016-17.

Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center

The $1.5 million Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center (CLC), housed in the Donald E. Pray Law Library, features two virtual reality stations; four multimedia study rooms; a flipped seminar classroom; a fully-equipped computer lab with dual-monitor stations; moveable whiteboard desks and stands; Brody WorkLounges; a “genius station” for research support; a cafĂ©; and cooperative learning spaces for student collaboration.

University-Wide Technology

Our digital efforts build upon OU’s One University Digital Initiative, a program which is setting a new standard for academic and campus life. From centralizing service-related tools and information to offering e-textbooks available at low or no cost, OU is using technology to save our students and community members time and money.

Preparation for the Modern Practice

8,000

square feet of collaboration space in the Inasmuch CLC

7.5

average number of Digital Initiative training sessions attended by 1L students in 2016-2017

9 technology-enabled study rooms in the law library

More than 50 iPad individual training sessions held in 2016-2017

Updated 09/06/2017 by OU Law: lawcommunications@ou.edu

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