University of Oklahoma College of Law Named a Top 10 "Best Value" Law School

October 17, 2017 | By Melissa Caperton, Director of Communications

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NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law has been ranked 10th in the nation out of more than 200 law schools as a “Best Value” law school, according to National Jurist magazine. OU Law is the only Oklahoma law school in the top 25.

“At the OU College of Law, we are humbled by this recent distinction, and we are proud of our students and alumni for their achievements,” said OU Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “Together with other recent accolades, this newest honor demonstrates how OU Law is elevating the standard of excellence while providing the highest quality legal education at a reasonable price for our students.”

In its methodology for the Best Value rankings, National Jurist based its findings on several factors, including percentage of graduates who pass the bar exam, employment rate, tuition, cost of living and average indebtedness upon graduation.

The Top 10 Best Value ranking is the latest in a series of recent major honors for OU Law, which include:

  • Top 20 most innovative law school, preLaw Magazine
  • 95 percent bar exam passage rate for first-time exam takers – the highest in the state
  • No. 2 moot court program in the nation, The Blakeley Advocacy Institute
  • No. 18 in the nation for first-time bar passage, U.S. News Academic Insights

Founded in 1909, the OU College of Law is Oklahoma’s premier law school. OU Law offers small sections and class sizes that encourage a strong sense of community; accomplished faculty with international expertise; and a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology. The OU College of Law is the academic home of more than 500 students enrolled in the juris doctor program, the John B. Turner Master of Laws Program, the master of legal studies program and various dual degree programs. For more information about OU Law, visit

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