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.
Professors Owen Anderson and Taiawagi Helton Receive OU Faculty Awards
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma College of Law Professors Owen Anderson and Taiawagi Helton were recognized at the Faculty Tribute, a university-wide faculty awards ceremony, on April 5. Anderson was named a George Lynn Cross Research Professor, the highest research honor that a faculty member may receive from OU. Helton received the Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching.
LyondellBasell CEO James Gallogly to Speak at Convocation May 12
OKLAHOMA CITY – LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer and 1977 OU Law Alumnus James “Jim” Gallogly will address graduating law students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law Convocation 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker Ave. in Oklahoma City.
Aubrey M. Kerr, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Established with $500,000 Gift
NORMAN – The Aubrey K. McClendon and Aubrey M. Kerr, Jr. families have given a gift of $500,000 to the University of Oklahoma College of Law to honor the late lawyer, businessman and politician Aubrey M. Kerr, Sr. Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, the Aubrey M. Kerr, Sr. Endowed Scholarship will award $25,000 annually to students with a demonstrated interest in energy and natural resources law.
McAfee & Taft Gives $200,000 Gift For Oklahoma Law Review Symposium, New Café
NORMAN – Oklahoma-based McAfee & Taft has donated $200,000 to the University of Oklahoma College of Law to establish an endowment that will provide $10,000 in underwriting funds each year for the Oklahoma Law Review’s annual symposium. The donation also makes possible a new café on the first floor of OU Law.
OU Law and Inter-American Court of Human Rights Officials Sign Cooperation Agreement
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma College of Law Dean Joe Harroz has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, an autonomous judicial institution of the inter-American system for the protection of human rights. Alvaro Baca, director of the International Human Rights Clinic at OU Law, led the initiative to form an agreement. OU Law is one of five law school in the nation to enter into such an arrangement.