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.
OU Law Black Law Students Association Named Chapter of the Year
In a record year, the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) won both the regional and the national Chapter of the Year Award for 2015-2016 among small chapters. The awards were presented by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). This year marks the group’s third consecutive win for Regional Small Chapter of the Year.
OU Law to Host "Making a Murderer" Defense Attorney
The University of Oklahoma College of Law will welcome famed criminal defense attorney Dean A. Strang for a Q&A discussion Monday, April 4. Strang is best known for his role as defense attorney for Steven Avery in the Netflix original series “Making a Murderer.” The discussion is slated for noon in the OU College of Law’s Dick Bell Courtroom.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to announce a new endowed scholarship for its students. The Frank and Lucille Pope Endowed Scholarship, established by the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Lucille Pope Jr., is more than $620,000 and will generate approximately $31,050 annually to be awarded to eligible students, with a preference given to Native Americans, specifically of Cherokee descent.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law jumped seven spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report 2017 Ranking of Best Law Schools to #60. The ranking once again reflects the OU College of Law as Oklahoma’s top law school.
OU Law Welcomes Leading Voice on Criminal Justice Reform
The University of Oklahoma College of Law will welcome MacArthur Foundation Fellow Jonathan Rapping Thursday, March 31. The “Genius Grant” award winner will give a public lecture at noon in the OU College of Law’s Kerr Student Lounge.