The College of Law at University of Oklahoma

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Susan Wilson
Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The College of Law at University of Oklahoma

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 31.4% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.48
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 158

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 31.4%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-161
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.23-3.75
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.48
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 158

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.P.H.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The College of Law offers students the opportunity to participate in live-client civil and criminal clinics, judicial externships, and internships with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Also, the College offers a study abroad program with Brasenose College in Oxford, England.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 111
Seminars 18
Positions available in seminars 288
Positions available in simulation courses 225
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 55
Student activities (as provided by the school)
The College offers three law reviews: the Oklahoma Law Review, the American Indian Law Review, and the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology. Numerous students compete annually in various regional and national interscholastic moot court, mediation, arbitration, client counseling, appellate advocacy and trial competitions.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 38
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 273
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 219
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 52
Full-time students involved in field placements 79
Full-time students involved in law journals 126
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 95
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 21

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 0
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 0
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 0
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 0
Part-time students involved in field placements 0
Part-time students involved in law journals 0
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 0
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 0

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 13.9:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 48
Full-time minority faculty 15.2%
Part-time minority faculty 13.3%
Total faculty 55
Total faculty (men) 67.3%
Total faculty (women) 32.7%
Total faculty (minorities) 12.7%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#82 Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#43 in Law Firms Rank Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 45
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.2
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.23-3.75
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.48
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-161
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 158
Acceptance rate 31.4% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 13.9:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.0% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 83.6% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 96.3% – High
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OK
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.0%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 530

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 530

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 2.9%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 1.0%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 1.2%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 1.7%
Female students discontinuing law school 1.7%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Brad Burnett
Financial aid phone (405) 325-4521
Financial aid application deadline June 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $19,051 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $29,476 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $11,300
Books $1,650
Miscellaneous expenses $5,131
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 64.5%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 14.3%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.1%
Median grant amount $3,483
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $1,000–$8,000
Full-time students receiving grants 80.9%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $0
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $0–$0
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $74,809
Proportion who borrowed 69.9%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 66,266
Microform titles 81,235
Electronic titles 31,766
Other non-book titles 745
Total titles 180,022
Volumes (excluding microforms) 224,508
Volume equivalent microforms 148,558
Total volumes and volume equivalents 373,066
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 99
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 54
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 33
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 10
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 54
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 14
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 59
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 54
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 5
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 54
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 92
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 11
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 2
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 52,600
Total seats available for library users 456
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Donald E. Pray Law Library provides access to a major research collection of more than 350,000 volumes and 25 online databases. The Library features the Chapman Great Reading Room, a Rare Books Room, ten study rooms, two computer labs, and more than 400 seats. In 2009, the Library added four multimedia study rooms which include the latest technologies for group study and skills practice.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OK
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 96.3% – High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 177
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 83.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.7%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.3%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 44.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 83.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 10.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 4.0%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,000
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 80%
Median public service starting salary $56,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 0.7%
Percent employed in business and industry 18.9%
Percent employed in government 13.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 4.7%
Percent employed in law firms 58.8%
Percent employed in public interest 2.7%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.7%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 75%
Graduates employed out-of-state 24.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 14
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 87.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 1.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Office of Professional & Career Development is dedicated to the success of Oklahoma law graduates after their formal education. By providing counseling, programming, events, and employer services, the OPCD demonstrates daily its commitment to the success and vitality of the College of Law. The staff enables students to develop the skills required to become extraordinary lawyers.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 76.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 93.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 12.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 88.9%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 8.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 4.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 83.3%

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