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OU Law Distinction

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is Oklahoma’s premier flagship law school. We offer a cutting-edge legal education while creating a culture of service that meaningfully impacts lives near and far.

Our faculty is comprised of world-class scholars and practitioners who foster a professional, student-centric academic community – and who contribute to the greater legal profession through their publications and commentary. Our students publish in legal journals, participate on nationally-ranked competition teams, study abroad, and serve others through OU Law’s legal clinics.

OU Law has many distinctions, but the one we’re proudest of is our dedication to attracting, nurturing, and challenging students who are passionate about making a difference.

What makes OU stand out?


At OU Law, we provide the highest quality legal education at a cost that won’t keep you from pursuing the career of your dreams.

The OU College of Law provides a world-class legal education while being consistently recognized as a Best Value Law School by National Jurist magazine. In 2018-19, we awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to our deserving students.

Learn more about investing in your legal education.


Legal education for the digital age.

At OU Law, you’ll have access to the tools and training you need to gain a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. With iPads provided to students at no cost, coupled with extensive training on how to best apply technology to the practice of law, we prepare you to be the tech-savvy legal professional today’s firms expect.

Learn more about our Digital Initiative.

International and Impactful.

See the world. Change the world.

OU Law students have extensive opportunities to travel and serve. We offer study abroad programs in China and England, and through our International Law Society, we bring international legal issues and leaders from around the globe to our students.

Our students are passionate about social justice, and most volunteer or intern at our various advocacy clinics, including the International Human Rights Clinic, which takes them all over the world working with indigenous peoples.

Learn more about global opportunities.

Where You Learn Matters.

The right place with the right people.

OU Law is a national and international leader in native peoples and energy law. Our prime location gives students access to clinical, internship, externship, and employment opportunities in these two fields.

Oklahoma is home to one of the largest populations of indigenous peoples, and Federal Indian Law is integrated into our curriculum. More than half of our J.D. students, no matter what their concentration, take at least one indigenous peoples class. Native American laws affect many areas of specialty, from administrative to zoning. Our Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy provides counsel to tribal, state, and national policymakers.

Our state is also known for its energy imprint: many oil and gas and natural resources companies are headquartered here. OU Law hosts the Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, the largest annual conference of its kind in the country, and is also home to Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J).

OU Law Experience

A world-class, affordable, innovative legal education.

More than $2.2 million in scholarships in 2021

100% of students voluntarily commit to 50 or 100 pro bono hours

Best Value Law School, 15 Years Running, preLaw Magazine

30+ student organizations

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