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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 enrolls approximately 500 students annually in their 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. The JD class of 2011 had one of the smaller first-year section sizes (38 students) in the country, affording students an opportunity for close interaction with faculty. In addition, the entering classes of 2009, 2010 and 2011 had the highest combined median LSAT and GPA scores, higher than any other entering class in the OU Law’s 102-year history. Throughout the past 10 years, OU Law graduates taking the Oklahoma bar exam average a 94 percent passage rate.

More than 40 full-time faculty members at OU Law enjoy national and international acclaim. Scholarly activity enhances their classroom teaching and provides the broader legal community with invaluable insights. OU Law faculty foster student success while preparing them for the practice of law and for leadership positions in the state, nation and world. Educational programs include the OU Legal Clinic, which gives students real-world, service-oriented field work experiences through local and international programs, from Norman to South America and Africa.

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Smothermon and Means to Write National Competition Problems for ABA

The American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division administers four competitions serving over 1,300 students nationwide each year. In July, Professor Connie Smothermon was reappointed as Co-Chair of the National Competitions Committee. The committee is made up of fifteen professors from around the U.S. and four ABA staff members. The committee oversees the administration of the four ABA student competitions. Smothermon has served on this committee for eight years, with three of those as chair.

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