OU Law School

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is the law unit at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Currently, the College has an enrollment of 521 law students. The law school began in 1909 by a resolution from the Board of Regents. It opened at the beginning of the next school year in September 1909. The first dean was Professor Julien C. Monnet of The George Washington University Law School. When it began, it shared space in the Science Building before moving to the basement of the Carnegie Building. The early law professors made the law school at Oklahoma the law school of Oklahoma and perhaps of the Southwest. Many graduates of OU Law were accepted for further studies by schools such as Harvard and Yale. In its 2008 publication, U.S. News & World Report ranked the law school 70th among the nation's "Top 100 law schools."

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.ou.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.ou.edu
Location (Location) Norman, OK
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1909
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 60
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 157
Median GPA : 3.56
Acceptance Rate : 50%


Oklahoma Law School Admissions

Oklahoma Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 50% of its applicants. Comparatively, Oklahoma is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 880 433 (49.20%) 156 (17.7%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.33 3.56 3.80
LSAT 154 157 159

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,973 $30,398
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $19,901
Living off-campus: $19,901
Living at home: $16,085

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $50

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Oklahoma Law School Community

Oklahoma Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Oklahoma is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 32
  • Part Time : 19

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 22
  • # Minority Faculty : 7

RATIO

14.6 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Oklahoma Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Oklahoma 1L section size is 3% larger than law schools in Oklahoma and 31% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Oklahoma Law School: 101
Oklahoma Average: 98
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 384
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 73
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 108
  • Law Journals : 171
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 5.7%
  • Second Year : 2.1%
  • Third Year : 0.6%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Oklahoma Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Oklahoma class of 2016 had an employment rate of 91% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2016, 90.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 62.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Oklahoma: 64%
  • Texas: 23%
  • Missouri: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 90.1%
  • First Time Takers: 151
  • Average School: 85.3%
  • Average State: 82.2%
  • Pass Difference: 3.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Oklahoma : 84.1%
  • Passed : 88 of 97 (90.7%)
  • State Average : 82.2%
  • Difference : 6.7%