Experience the flexibility of our J.D. program at OU Law, crafted to cater to your specific interests.
Whether you wish to specialize in a particular legal field or integrate legal education with other disciplines, our program adapts to your academic aspirations. Elevate your legal knowledge with us.

By The Numbers: Our J.D. Program

Areas of Concentration To Choose From
Certificates to Enhance Your Degree
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The OU Law Advantage

Our J.D. program serves as the bedrock for mastering legal reasoning and nurturing intellectual engagement with the law. Discover how our program shapes legal scholars and practitioners.

First-Year Law Summer Start ( 1LS) Program

Get a Head Start

The exclusive 1LS program offers a select group of admitted students an early glimpse into law school and the opportunity to get a head start on their studies. This unique initiative allows you to earn credits ahead of time, easing your course and final exam loads for the first year of your J.D. program.

Our Curriculum

Hone Your Knowledge & Skills

In your 1L year, you’ll build a robust legal foundation in civil procedure, criminal law, legal research and writing, contracts, and more. By your 2L year, you’ll be in classes tailored to your chosen specialty. Learn more about our curriculum and the classes offered at OU Law.

Transforming Theory into Real-World Experiences

From clinics to externships, OU Law gives you opportunities to gain practical experience in and out of the classroom. Explore our experiential learning opportunities. 

Law Owls
Katheleen Guzman , OU Law Dean

At OU Law, our mission is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for the world in which they will serve. Part of this commitment is providing our students with an abundance of opportunities that prepare them to practice law in today’s interconnected world.

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Mark Your Calendar

 Map out your academic year by checking out our academic calendar.

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More than $2.2 million in scholarships
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Best Value Law School (National Jurist magazine)
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12 tech-enabled study rooms in the law library

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