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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, such as TrialPad, Drafting Essentials, and Firm Central, and more. The device can also support your personal productivity with apps like Office 365, OneNote, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more.

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 100 different types of training sessions and our students attended an average of six training sessions in 2017-18.

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 café; and cooperative learning spaces for student collaboration.


OU Law is a member of LTC4 - a non-profit organization that has established legal technology core competencies and certification that all law firms can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements.  As a student at OU Law, you may obtain certification in legal technology skills, such as Legal Documents, Presentations, Security, and more.

Preparation for the Modern Practice of Law


square feet of collaboration space in the Inasmuch CLC


average hours of Digital Initiative training per student in 2017-2018

9 technology-enabled study rooms in the law library

100+ training opportunities in 2017-2018

Digital Initiative News

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