Monday, January 24, 2011

University of Oklahoma College of Law launches new LL.M. program.

University of Oklahoma College of Law

University of Oklahoma

Generations of Excellence

Founded in 1909, the University of Oklahoma College of Law is one of the top public law schools in the nation. OU Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Thanks to a recent $20 million expansion and renovation, OU Law is housed in a state-of-the-art facility featuring study rooms, court rooms and classrooms equipped with the latest technology.

OU Law is home to more than 500 students, 38 full-time faculty members, numerous adjunct professors, administration staff, support personnel, the LL.M. program, a legal clinic, and the Law Library. OU Law has one of the most favorable faculty-student ratios among law schools world-wide, so students will enjoy unsurpassed opportunities for close interaction with full-time faculty.

John B. Turner LL.M. Program

The John B. Turner LL.M. Program at OU Law extends the school’s longstanding history of excellence and expertise in energy law, natural resources law, and indigenous peoples law. This program is designed to be flexible, allowing international and American students to study in all three areas or concentrate their studies in one or two of these areas.

The LL.M. program offers a combination of courses available only at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to studying with the outstanding faculty, students have unique interdisciplinary opportunities to receive credit for related courses offered by other departments. The LL.M. program also includes guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities.

Legendary professors, including Richard Hemingway, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick, and Rennard Strickland, have made the College of Law a national leader in energy, natural resources, and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Taiawagi Helton (environmental law and Indian natural resources law), Drew Kershen (water law, agricultural law, international bio-technology law), Peter Krug (international law, international business transactions, and comparative law), Emily Meazell (energy law), Joyce Palomar (land tenure security law, real estate development law, and land use law), Lindsay Robertson (Indian law, indigenous peoples law, human rights law), and Murray Tabb (environmental law). In addition, the College is fortunate to have several distinguished adjunct and visiting professors who teach highly specialized classes in this program area.

Admissions Details:

·         Application:  Available August 1, 2010, through July 15, 2011

·         Deadline: Applications completed before Feb. 15 will receive priority review. Applications completed   after Feb. 15 will be considered upon space availability.

·         Application Fee: $50

·         Letters of Recommendation: Two required

·         Transcripts: LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service preferred for applicants with international law degrees and JD applicants with US law degrees

·         Tuition and Fees: Estimated at $30,528 for 2011-2012 program

For an application and more information, go to, or contact us at (405) 325-4699 or

Physical Facilities

·         Library open 99 hours per week: Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 11 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 11 pm

·         Recently renovated building with a wide variety of study spaces including four multimedia study rooms with large LCD monitors, Blu-ray players and DVD recorders and six standard study rooms

·         Comprehensive research collection of electronic and print resources with access to more than 20 online services and special collections in Natives Peoples law, Energy law, and Oklahoma law

·         Seven full-time librarians (three with JDs) and five full-time staff members

·         Free wireless access at law school and throughout campus

·         Two computer labs and a separate classroom for online instruction


Information about on-campus housing for graduate law students can be found at  Graduate student housing is available within a five-minute walk to the law school. Additionally, information about off-campus housing opportunities can be found at

Student Organizations and Publications

The OU College of Law is home to numerous student organizations including the Energy and Resources Law Students Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators OU Student Chapter, Native American Law Students Association, Black Law Student Association, and Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law.

Student publications include The Oklahoma Law Review, The American Indian Law Review, The Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, and The Oklahoma Bar Association Energy and Natural Resources Newsletter.

Career Services

The Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) at the University of Oklahoma College of Law is dedicated to the success of Oklahoma law graduates after their formal education. OPCD assists students with their individual employment searches and offers numerous services, including a “Lunch and Learn” series. Topics include immigration law, tribal law, corporate governance, work/life balance, oil and gas, alternatives to the practice of law, and more.


The University of Oklahoma College of Law is located on a beautiful bicycle-friendly campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Norman is located approximately 30 miles from Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and 180 miles north of Dallas, Texas. Norman was recently ranked number 6 for livability in a recent Money magazine survey. Nearby Oklahoma City, the state’s capital, was ranked America’s most affordable city by Forbes magazine, which praised the metro area for offering residents a high quality of life. Click here to see a tour of Norman.

Contact Information

For an application and more information about OU’s LL.M. program, go to, or contact us at (405) 325-4699 or

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