The OU College of Law is a part of Oklahoma’s flagship university,

and that means you will have access to the talent, resources, and reach of a major research university.

There are many benefits of attending a close-knit law school with a flagship university affiliation:

Gain a competitive edge by earning your Juris Doctor in conjunction with another degree offered by other colleges at the university, including:

  • Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.)
  • Master of Health Administration (J.D./M.H.A.)
  • Master of Public Health (J.D./M.P.H.)
  • Master of Arts in International Studies (J.D./M.A.I.S.)
  • Masters of Native American Studies (J.D./N.A.S.)
  • Build your own dual degree (browse master’s degree programs at OU)

Not only do dual degrees provide law students a specialty, but the coursework also allows you the opportunity to learn from other OU faculty members and expand your peer network.

Our faculty often collaborate with their counterparts in other schools and colleges across OU, whether for joint research or student projects.  Some of these partners include:

  • Price College of Business, home to one of the nation’s top five energy business programs—the first-of-its-kind Department of Energy Management, founded in 1958
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Native American Studies
  • The Training Program for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (which attracts professional and graduate students from a range of disciplines, including medical, dental, physical therapy, education, and sociology)

No matter where your legal interests lie, there’s someone at OU with expertise you can learn from.

OU Law, academically speaking, is self-contained within Coats Hall, but residential students and those studying in other programs will soon learn how vast and full of opportunity the University of Oklahoma is. From learning labs and libraries to dining and fitness facilities and from green spaces to entertainment venues, there’s no shortage of things to do, people to meet, and places to go at OU.

As a law student, you may also wish to get involved with university-wide organizations that fit your personal and professional interests.

  • Love environmental law? Consider the OU chapter of the Sierra Club or the Earth and Energy Equality Opportunity Association.
  • Enjoy politics? Check out the Graduate Association in Political Science. 
  • Interested in energy law or business? Perhaps the American Society of Civil Engineering or the Energy Management Student Association stand out to you.
  • Specializing in indigenous peoples law? You might be interested in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the American Indian Student Fellowship.

Aside from special-interest and academic groups, you’ll also find service organizations, intramurals, and other types of groups that bring like-minded people together.

Once a Sooner, always a Sooner. Long after you graduate, your crimson and cream family is here for you. From staying in touch through alumni publications and gatherings to taking advantage of lifelong career services, OU – and OU Law – are here for you, always. Don’t forget how valuable the alumni directory is: If you move to a new city, state – or even country – you’re likely to find a Sooner nearby.