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The University of Tulsa College of Law’s dynamic Juris Doctor program prepares students to excel in legal and related professions. Outstanding faculty, high-level scholarship, robust experiential learning programs, and an unwavering commitment to public service and professionalism stand at the core of the College of Law.

  • #1 in Best Value Private Law School in the U.S., National Jurist ’18
  • #1 in Oklahoma & #15 in U.S. for 2017 graduate placementNational Law Journal ’18
  • #37 in U.S. in Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings 2018
  • 94.2% Overall Employment Rate
  • “A” for Best Law School Building, preLaw Magazine ’18
  • Scholarships up to full tuition
  • A low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Pro bono programs, student organizations and a clinical education program
  • A professional development office committed to preparing graduates for success

Areas of Concentration

The University of Tulsa College of Law offers a strong curriculum, lauded faculty and experiential learning opportunities in several areas of concentration. Students with special interests may tailor their academic programs to enhance their professional interests and career goals. Scholarship, internship and externship opportunities exist for students in each area of concentration including:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Law
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation
  • Indian Law
  • Sustainable Energy & Resources Law

Health Law:

Students interested in health care finance, medical malpractice, health care benefits, elder law, disability law and medical ethics may tailor their academic program to coincide with their professional interests.

Indian Law:

Oklahoma is home to 39 Indian tribes as well as many supporting businesses and law firms who provide experiential learning opportunities and jobs.

Certificate in Sustainable Energy & Resources Law (SERL)

TU Law offers a certificate program in which students may advance their knowledge in energy and natural resources law.

Students benefit from TU College of Law’s location in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the city is a global leader in oil and nature gas exploration and production companies with more than 20,000 workers in exploration and production, engineering, geology and law.

  • The SERL certificate program at TU Law is among the nation’s leading interdisciplinary programs promoting and engaging in research involving energy, natural resources and the environment.
  • SERL’s international reputation is based upon its visionary curriculum and resources including full-time faculty specializing in energy and environmental law, student-managed Energy Law Journal co-published by SERL and the Energy Bar Association in Washington, D.C., conferences and symposia, and a Board of Visitors comprised of distinguished TU Law alumni and leaders from across the U.S.
  • Scholarships and experiential learning opportunities are available.
Tuition & Fees

Tuition

2018-19

Full-Time$24,600
8-11 Hours$17,220
6-7 Hours$13,488

Total Cost of Attendance

Tuition, fees, and estimated costs (per year, based upon 2018-19 fees and costs)

Full-Time

TOTAL$46,264
Tuition$24,600
Fees$654
Room/Board$9,930
Books$1,500
Travel$3,370
Personal$5,430
Loan Fees$780

Part-Time (8-11 Hours)

TOTAL$37,800
Tuition$17,220
Fees$270
Room/Board$9,930
Books$800
Travel$3,370
Personal$5,430
Loan Fees$780

Part-Time (6-7 Hours)

TOTAL$33,844
Tuition$13,488
Fees$246
Room/Board$9,930
Books$600
Travel$3,370
Personal$5,430
Loan Fees$780
Scholarship

Currently, 93 percent of the overall student body receives scholarships and specifically, 87 percent of the 2017 entering class received scholarships.

Qualified admitted applicants to The University of Tulsa College of Law are automatically considered for merit-based and need-based scholarships. No forms are required in order to be considered for scholarship. All scholarships are renewable as long as a student remains in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

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TU Law uses its endowed and non-endowed scholarship resources to help fund student scholarship packages. All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the donor’s resolution and, in most cases, an application is not required. In cases in which an application is required, the associate dean for student affairs will notify students by email of the opportunity, along with requirements and deadlines.

Average GPA after the first year = 3.183
Median GPA after first year = 3.275

Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarship: Beginning with the fall-2013 entering class, 100% of scholarship recipients will retain their scholarship as long as good standing (cumulative 2.0 GPA) is maintained. Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%. Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving 
scholarship = 10%.

The faculty has adopted the following suggested grading curve for first year courses:
A and A- = 30-40 percent; 
B+ and B = 30-40 percent;
 B- and C+ = 10-20 percent;
 C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 10-20%. The suggested distribution is not mandatory, but rather a guideline to aid faculty members in implementing TU College of Law’s grading system. The suggested grading distribution will apply to all first year courses. Where the suggested distribution is applicable as a guideline, it is expected that the median or mid-point grade will be a B-.

Recommend for Upper Level: Same Curve

Scholarship Increases

Students who serve as editors on journals, serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates, or serve as an officer of The TU Law Public Interest Board are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.

Scholarship Guidelines and GPA Requirements

Merit-Based: 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of one year of matriculation (two regular semesters)
Need-Based: 2.0 and up – Renew need based prior amount
Law Journals and BOA: 2.5 and up – Anything less can only be granted by the Dean

Scholarship Renewal: Required GPA for scholarship renewal = 2.0

Scholarship Increases: After the first year, we occasionally increase a scholarship for overwhelming academic merit, service to the College of Law and demonstrated need. These increases are made on a case-by-case basis and are discretionary. In addition, students who serve as editors on our journal or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.

Schedule A Visit

Visits to campus may be arranged for Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – noon. Please note, all administrative offices are closed on holidays and weekends.



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Transnational Courses

The Transnational Course requirement may be satisfied by either participating in a study abroad program approved by the Vice Dean or passing one of the following courses:

  • Comparative Bioethics and the Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Family Law in the World Community
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Indian Gaming Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Native American and Indigenous Rights
  • Tribal Economic Development
  • Tribal Government
Skills Courses

Courses that provide substantial “instruction in professional skills related to the various responsibilities which lawyers are called upon to meet” and “engage students in skills performances that are assessed by the professor.” At TU College of Law, the following courses qualify as skills courses when taught in the appropriate manner:

Advanced Competitions (if academic credit is received)
Advanced Torts (Professor Yasser’s section only)
Advanced Trial Practice
Arbitration
Evidence Workshop
Legal Clinic: Immigrant Rights
Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating
Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution
Law Office Management
Mediation
Pretrial Practice
Real Estate Transactions
Social Security Disability Law
Sports Law
Texas Civil Procedure
Trial Practice