The School of Law at Oklahoma City University

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Bernard M. Jones
Application deadline August 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at Oklahoma City University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 53.3% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.13
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 54.4%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-155
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.86-3.46
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.13
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 39.8%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-151
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.79-3.38
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.04
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 149

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Five international programs. Five externship programs. Licensed student internships. Three clinics. Certificates in Business Law, ADR, Health Law, American Indian Law, and Public Law. Joint JD/MBA. Centers: Native American, ADR, and State Constitutional Law. Public interest fellowships.
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 135
Seminars 13
Positions available in seminars 186
Positions available in simulation courses 408
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 32
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Law review, at least nine moot court competitions each year, over thirty specialized student organizations, and chapters of three American Inns of Court.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 75
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 163
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 310
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 21
Full-time students involved in field placements 61
Full-time students involved in law journals 52
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 21
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 25

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)? No
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 17.8:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 43
Full-time minority faculty 14.8%
Part-time minority faculty 12.5%
Total faculty 51
Total faculty (men) 62.7%
Total faculty (women) 37.3%
Total faculty (minorities) 15.7%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#64 in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.6
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.1
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.85-3.45
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.13
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-154
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151
Acceptance rate 53.3% – High
Student-faculty ratio 17.8:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 84.9% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 87.6% – Medium
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 605

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 527

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 78

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 20.0%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 2.6%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.5%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 8.8%
Female students discontinuing law school 6.8%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Denise Flis
Financial aid phone (800) 633-7242
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $1,065 per credit
Part-time: $1,065 per credit
Room and board $9,170
Books $1,800
Miscellaneous expenses $7,150
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? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 32.6%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 12.7%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.6%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.8%
Median grant amount $12,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $8,000–$18,000
Full-time students receiving grants 48.8%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 12.8%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 5.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $5,889
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $3,500–$10,244
Part-time students receiving grants 17.9%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $95,687
Proportion who borrowed 89.4%
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) 65,678
Microform titles 39,156
Electronic titles 500,879
Other non-book titles 599
Total titles 606,312
Volumes (excluding microforms) 163,192
Volume equivalent microforms 148,508
Total volumes and volume equivalents 311,700
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 104
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 88
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 21
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 86
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 12
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 72
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 66
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 60
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 8

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 4
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 104
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 26
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 41
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 19
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 35,193
Total seats available for library users 474
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The law library contains over 311,000 volumes and subscribes to a wide variety of electronic databases. Law students enjoy 24/7 access to the law library. Technologically advanced classrooms and courtrooms. Offices for faculty, administration, law review, and student organizations. Public spaces. Wireless internet access throughout all facilities.

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) 87.6% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 159
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 84.9%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

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 84.9%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 6.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 6.9%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,000
Median private sector starting salary $50,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 74%
Median public service starting salary $40,150

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 19.3%
Percent employed in government 11.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 0.7%
Percent employed in law firms 63.7%
Percent employed in public interest 1.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.7%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 69%
Graduates employed out-of-state 28.9%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 12
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 5.2%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 0.7%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 86.7%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations An alumni mentor program, assistance with gaining legal experience during law school and employment after graduation, pro bono program, job fairs, on-campus interviews, workshops on resume preparation and interview skills, and panel discussions by professionals from all practice areas.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 78.5%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 97.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 10.5%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 92.9%
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) 8.1%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 63.6%
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) 3.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%

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