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The University of Tulsa College of Law

The JD program at The University of Tulsa College of Law consists of: 1. 28 - 30 hrs of first-year required courses. 2. 19 - 22 hours of upper class required courses (37 to 43 for students with a GPA of 2.5 or lower at the time of their first Academic Status Review). 3. Nearly 100 elective courses that enable students who so choose to concentrate their course work in six specialty areas, including: Sustainable Energy and Resources Law, Native American Law, International and Comparative Law, and Health Law.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 330
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 153 - 158
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.05 - 3.61
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 86.59%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 91.7%
Tuition $31,836

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About The University of Tulsa College of Law

The JD program at The University of Tulsa College of Law consists of: 1. 28 - 30 hrs of first-year required courses. 2. 19 - 22 hours of upper class required courses (37 to 43 for students with a GPA of 2.5 or lower at the time of their first Academic Status Review). 3. Nearly 100 elective courses that enable students who so choose to concentrate their course work in six specialty areas, including: Sustainable Energy and Resources Law, Native American Law, International and Comparative Law, and Health Law.

Mission Statement

The University of Tulsa College of Law occupies an integral and dynamic position within a forward-thinking, private, doctoral-degree-granting University and plays a vital role in its partnerships with the community, the bench and bar, industry, tribal nations and foreign institutions. The University of Tulsa College of Law prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in the legal and related professions through an intellectually rigorous program that promotes the core values of excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, professionalism and commitment to justice and humanity. The College of Law achieves its mission by providing its students with the education and training essential for attaining: - Knowledge of substantive law necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession and related professions and industries; - Competency in legal analysis, reasoning and problem solving; - Competency in communication with members of the legal and related professions as well as the public; - Competency in the professional skills lawyers need to meet their responsibilities; - Commitment to professionalism and ethics.

Reviews

Students at the University of Tulsa College of Law call their law school “amazing.” “If you want a practical legal education in a happy environment,” advises a 2L, “TU is certainly your best option.” “Some essential courses are not offered every semester, but you’ll find “a broad range of opportunities to engage in practical, professional develop­ment activities” here. There are quite a few joint-degree programs available. “Both jour­nals are excellent.” Areas of concentration include a “highly regarded energy law pro­gram” and a “strong,” in-depth certificate program in Native American law. Also, the “top-notch” immigration rights clinic, which provides representation to non-citizens in immigration matters, “does great things and gives students practical experience.” Tulsa Law is on the smaller side, and “small class sizes” are the norm. “Lousy profes­sors” do exist, but “Most of the professors are really good at conveying the black-letter law, policy considerations, as well as practical info.” “Professors are willing to engage personally with students” as well. The faculty is “firm but fair,” “dedicated to student success and achievement,” and “willing to help you at the drop of the hat.” “They are easy to talk with, accessible, friendly, and genuinely concerned with students’ academic and professional success,” declares a 2L. Reviews of management are more mixed. “The administration is dedicated first and foremost to serving the students,” decrees a 3L. Some students find staffers “difficult to talk to,” though. “The administration tends to spring mandatory meetings on us as well,” adds a 2L.The consensus here seems to be that “the school needs to do a better job placing students outside of Oklahoma.” Students with professional destinations, “such as Dallas, Kansas City, and Denver,” must be prepared to sell themselves. Otherwise, though, employment prospects are respectable, and most students are satisfied. Tulsa Law has a “reputation within and throughout the state of Oklahoma” and “strong ties” locally. “The integration of the Tulsa legal community with the law school is incredible,” boasts a 2L. “On a daily basis, you will see attorneys, judges, scholars, and other alumni walking around.” “The Professional Development Office is also very helpful in offering mock interviews, assisting with resumes and cover letters, offering workshops in guiding students to meet their full potential, and offering a multitude of networking opportunities.”The campus at the University of Tulsa is beautiful, and the law school building, John Rogers Hall, was completely renovated in the summer of 2011, with updated classrooms and administrative facilities. “The Internet is temperamental at times,” but technology is generally “state-of-the-art,” and the research facilities are “wonderful.” The “huge” and “exceptionally clean” library is “pretty fantastic,” which “makes for a positive studying experience.” The librarians are “invaluable,” and “There are plenty of study areas and meeting rooms.”

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Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 1

Description: A program that prepares lawyers educated outside the United States to understand U. S. or Canadian law and jurisprudence.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Graduates Last Year: 113

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MA degrees in Anthropology, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, English, History, and Industrial Organization Psychology; JD/MS in Biological Sciences, Finance and Geosciences; and JD/MBA. Each joint degree program takes approximately four years to complete.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Environmental
  • International

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 45
Full-Time Faculty 26
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 2
Part-Time Faculty 17
Faculty Gender 60% Male
40% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 57% Male
43% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 74%
Multi-racial 6%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 8%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $31,836 Same as On-Campus
Housing $16,536 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $48,372 $31,836

Financial Aid

77% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$49,015 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 25

Application Fee: $30

Incoming Class

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 153 - 158
LSAT Part-Time 151 - 157
LSAT Total 153 - 158

The University of Tulsa College of Law's entering class of enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.08 - 3.62
Part-Time 2.86 - 3.03
Total 3.05 - 3.61

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations, Personal Essay

Important: Academic GPA

Also Considered: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Interview

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 70%
First Time Pass Rate 87%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 88%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 50
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 92%
Average Starting Salary $55,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 41 33%
Firm Sized 11-25 8 6%
Firm Sized 26-50 3 6%
Firm Sized 51-100 3 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 1%
Business Industry 22 18%
Government 14 11%
Public Interest 4 3%
Academia 7 6%
Unknown Employer Type 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 6 4%
Unemployed, Seeking 2 1%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 2 1%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of Tulsa College of Law include:

  • William Chistopher Carmody - Partner, Susman Godfrey, voted as a Super Lawyer in Texas and New York
  • The Honorable Layn R. Phillips - Member, Irell & Manella; former U.S. District Judge, Western District of OK,
  • The Honorable Elizabeth Crewson Paris - US Tax Court Judge
  • Curtis Frasier - Shell Oil Companies (Americas) - EVP & GC
  • The Honorable John Dowdell - US District Judge, Northern District of Oklahoma

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