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The First-Year Law Summer Start (1LS) Program: A First-Look at Law School

Get a head start at OU Law with our 1LS—or, First-Year Law Summer Start—Program.

About the 1LS Program

The 1LS program, which runs from mid-June to early August, was designed to give a select group of admitted students a first-look at law school—and the chance to work ahead. Completing a few credits early allows you to lighten your course and final exam loads for the first year.

1LS students typically take a legal foundations course and one other class over the summer, and then join the rest of their first-year cohort in the fall semester.

Applying to the 1LS Program

The deadline for 1LS Program applications is March 15, but we encourage early application. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served to all admits, and they fill quickly. 

Interested applicants must apply for both 1LS and fall admission on the OU Law application. 

1LS Summer Tuition and Fees

Need-based financial aid, all in the form of loans for graduate study, is available. The specific amount a student is entitled to is in accordance with the student’s financial need analysis. The 1LS program financial aid year is part of the previous academic fiscal year. Please make sure you have a FAFSA on file for the academic year preceding your 1LS start.

For more information, go to the OU Financial Aid Services website (opens in a new window).

 

Tuition and Fees

For New Students Entering the Juris Doctor Program Fall 2016

For Residents

Tuition

Per Credit Hour

$473.00

Fee/Semester

Flat Fee (charged once per semester)

$58.25

Fee/Hour

Multiply by number of hours registered

$186.00

 

Total Tuition and Fees

For New Students Entering the Juris Doctor Program Fall 2016

For Residents

Semester Costs (5 hours)

Tuition

$2,365.00

Fees

$988.25

Total

$3,353.25

 

Tuition and Fees

For New Students Entering the Juris Doctor Program Fall 2016

For Non-Residents

Tuition

Per Credit Hour

$820.50

Fee/Semester

Flat Fee (charged once per semester)

$58.25

Fee/Hour

Multiply by number of hours registered

$186.00

 

Total Tuition and Fees

For New Students Entering the Juris Doctor Program Fall 2016

For Non-Residents

Semester Costs (5 hours)

Tuition

$4,102.50

Fees

$988.25

Total

$5,090.75

 

Updated 10/02/2017 by OU Law: lawcommunications@ou.edu

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