Office of the Dean - College of Law

Office of the Dean

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Dear Oren R. Griffin

Welcome to TU Law

Welcome to The University of Tulsa College of Law. We’re turning 100 in 2023, and over the past century we have developed into one of the most dynamic, student-centered law schools in the country.

TU Law is relatively small, but we’re exponentially mighty. Every student who entrusts their future to us receives a rigorous legal education by professors who combine practical experience and deep, research-driven expertise. One of the things I most admire about our faculty is their unwavering dedication to each student’s individual learning and career aspirations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and professors who know their students and are concerned about their professional development, legal education at TU Law is truly based on commitment and dedication to our students.

At TU Law we place a high priority on preparing of our graduates for outstanding careers in a wide variety of fields that have a positive impact of the justice system and the community at large. We like to say that our graduates are Prepared. Practiced. Proven. This is not an empty slogan. It embodies a firm commitment: To ensure that each student who graduates with a Juris Doctor from TU Law is fully prepared to practice in their chosen area of the law. For the last 100 years, we’ve proven the truth of this effort by providing strong learning opportunities for students in the classroom and through our experiential learning programs.

Many people who attend law school do so out of a deep-seated desire to extend justice to all corners of society. At TU Law, the beating heart of that ambition resides in our thriving Clinical Education Program. From immigration to housing, community-building to addressing Oklahoma’s incarceration crisis, our clinics prepares students for the practice of law through a combination of real-world experience, intensive supervision and dynamic seminars.

Another benefit of attending TU Law is “value.” Although we are part of a private university, our tuition fees are frequently lower than many in-state public institutions. And whether you’re from Oklahoma, Texas, New York, Canada or beyond, you will pay the same as everyone else. This is one of the main reasons PreLaw Magazine ranks us among the top Best Value law schools in the country, year after year.

One more point before I close: Tulsa — our city, our home. Since moving here not long ago from halfway across the country, I now know what makes this community a special place. Affordable, welcoming, vibrant, diverse and with a dynamic legal community – Tulsa is a great place both to learn as well as to shape rewarding careers.

I invite you to get in touch with our dedicated Admissions team and come for a personalized tour to discover how TU Law can empower you to become the kind of legal professional you envision.

Sincerely,

Dean Oren R. Griffin