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What is Pre-Law?

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 or

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. 

So, what's my degree?

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.  

Do my interests fit?

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.

How can OU Law help me?

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.

What kind of career could I pursue?

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
  • Founder and President,
        KMM Sports
  • Vice President, Legal,
        MGM Studios
  • Sr. Vice President and General
        Counsel, Sonic

How much will I make?

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree. 

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).

Contact Us:

Lori DeKalb, OU
Pre-Law Advisor
Phone: (405) 325-1596

Maddie Farris, J.D.
Director of Admissions
Phone: (405) 325-8521

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