Contact: Rachel Egli
Director of Events and
Continuing Legal Education
Office: (405) 325-2011
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law will now accept GRE scores from applicants in lieu of LSAT scores when applying for law school admission. This decision, which has been approved by the OU Board of Regents, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and OU College of Law faculty, provides applicants with greater flexibility when considering a legal education.
“We are thrilled to open this pathway to earning a first-rate legal education at the OU College of Law,” said OU Law Interim Dean Katheleen Guzman. “OU Law constantly seeks ways to enhance the accessibility of legal education and provide flexibility to students considering a law degree.”
OU Law joins 63 other ABA-accredited law schools who have previously approved this decision, including public universities like Florida State University and the University of Arizona and private universities like Harvard, Columbia, Cornell and Georgetown.
OU Law is now accepting applications. Applicants who choose to submit their GRE scores can submit scores from the past five years. For more information on applying to OU Law, visit www.law.ou.edu/admissions.
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What led you to OU Law? I have wanted to go to law school since I was a teenager. I was active in speech contests and enjoyed making oral presentations. When I was in high school, I would go downtown and watch some of the trials at the courthouse, so, I got acquainted with the courtroom rather early. I obtained a Navy scholarship to go to OU. I was a regular Navy midshipman then I served three years in the far east before coming back to law school. I wanted to attend law school and came back to OU.
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What led you to OU Law? OU Law has been part of my family since the 1920s. My great uncle was Dr. Maurice Merrill, a 1922 graduate of OU Law who then earned a Doctorate in Law from Harvard University in 1925. Merrill taught at OU Law for 30 years, published numerous seminal works in oil and gas law, constitutional law, administrative law and the law of Notice. While still in his twenties, Merrill published the seminal treatise Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Law, which has been a cornerstone of my cases. In law school, I lived with Uncle Maurice and marveled at his longhand scrawl which was literally final copy in its first draft form. In my mind, he will always be ten times the lawyer that I ever became.