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Program Description

OU is not only home to an outstanding College of Law, it also offers a comprehensive pre-law program to its undergraduate students. OU has a full-time pre-law advisor dedicated to students who wish to attend law school. The pre-law advisor can offer guidance in not only course selection, but can also assist students in choosing a major that fits their needs and interests. As students proceed through college, the pre-law advisor is available to counsel them through the various stages of law school preparation, application, and selection.

Undergraduate students who have declared Pre-Law Studies will have access to resources and topics posted on the pre-law advising page. In addition, these students will receive updates throughout the semester regarding various pre-law deadlines and events, including invitations to a variety of events at the OU College of Law. The University of Oklahoma also supports an active Pre-Law Society, with membership open to any student with an interest in pre-law studies, as well as an Undergraduate Mock Trial Team. For more information about Pre-Law Society or the Undergraduate Mock Trial Team, please contact loridekalb@ou.edu or prelaw@ou.edu.

OU College of Law
The nationally ranked OU College of Law offers students small classes and the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty members and professionals. OU Law graduates consistently achieve high bar passage rates. OU Law also employs three full-time Career Development counselors to assist students down their desired career paths. OU Law students have the opportunity to enhance their degree by earning a certificate in a specific area of law. Certificates are offered in energy, natural resources, business entrepreneurship, and American Indian law. In addition, the College of Law offers students opportunities to study abroad. They can spend a summer taking courses at Brasenose College in Oxford or Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing.

Early Entry Program/Combined Curriculum (EEP)
The Early Entry Program/Combined Curriculum (EEP) allows OU undergraduate students to start law school prior to graduating from OU. Upon the successful completion of the first year in the OU College of Law, the student qualifies for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.  For more information on the Early Entry Program, click here.

Degree Options

Undergraduates can pursue admission to law school with any bachelor’s degree. Students graduating from the College of Law earn a Juris Doctor degree. Law students have the option of earning a dual degree. Options include, but are not limited to, JD/Master of Business Administration, JD/Master of Public Health in Administration, JD/Master of Public Health in Environmental Management, JD/Master of Occupational Therapy. If there is a specific area of study a student would like to pursue and that dual degree is not included on this list, OU Law will work with the appropriate college to develop a dual degree program designed to fit that student’s needs.  

Interests & Skills

Law students have a wide range of interests. Many have experience in public speaking and debate.  Many are detail-oriented and enjoy research. Students considering law school should consider enrolling in written and spoken English, accounting, economics, social sciences and humanities. Students are strongly encouraged to complete courses in philosophy, statistics, logic, and composition.

Notable Achievements

OU Law is consistently the highest ranked law school in Oklahoma by the US News and World Report. It has been ranked as a Best Value Law School for six years in a row.

Program Accreditation

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The College of Law is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Your Future

Types of Employers

Law Firms
Corporations
Government Agencies
Public Interest Organizations
Universities
Judicial Clerkships

Recent Graduates Jobs

Associate Attorney
Compliance
Prosecutor/Defender
Landman
Judicial Clerk

Experienced Alumni Jobs

President, University of Oklahoma
President and CEO, REI
President, Oklahoma City
    University
Founder and President,
    KMM Sports
Vice President, Legal,
    MGM Studios
Sr. Vice President and General
    Counsel, Sonic

Contact Us:

Lori DeKalb, OU
Pre-Law Advisor
Phone: (405) 325-1596
Email: loridekalb@ou.edu

Autumn Lockett, OU Law
Director of Admissions
Phone: (405) 325-7653
Email: alockett@ou.edu

Website: law.ou.edu and iach.ou.edu