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.
- Top 100 (#87) law school in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Schools 2020)
- #10 for job placement in full-time, long-term bar license-required and JD advantage positions (U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Schools 2020)
- Exceptional clinical education: #74 in the country (U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Schools 2020)
- High bar passage rate: 92.96% within two years of graduation (national average is 88.75%) (American Bar Association)
- Top 25 Best Value Law School among all public and private U.S. law schools (preLaw 2019)
- #2 Best Value Private Law School (preLaw 2019)
- 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
- Indian Law
- Sustainable Energy & Resources 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.
Oklahoma is home to 39 Indian tribes as well as many supporting businesses and law firms who provide experiential learning opportunities and jobs.
Concentration in Indian Law
The University of Tulsa College of Law was the first law school to offer a concentrated course of study that immerses students in the legal tribal issues. The concentration is undertaken as part of a JD degree.
Students enjoy small classes, considerable student-faculty interaction and extensive opportunities to work with nearby tribal governments. The chapter of Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) participates in the national NALSA moot court competition, is involved in community activities and travels to the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference, which also includes a job fair and the National NALSA meeting.
Many TU Law graduates specialize in the practice of Indian law, working for tribal governments, tribal courts, federal agencies, law firms and as sole practitioners.
Concentration in Sustainable Energy & Resources Law (SERL)
TU Law offers a 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 concentration 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.