The word mvto means “thank you” in the Mvskoke language. Wado means “thank you” in the Cherokee language. “U-we-hnoⁿ ” means “thankfulness” or “gratitude” in the Osage language.
Tulsa was built on top of Creek lands, and its name is derived from a Mvskoke Creek word. The University of Tulsa College of Law is situated strategically between and on top of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the Osage Nation and the Cherokee Nation. The law school’s proximity to Black Wall Street means that the Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program recognizes and emphasizes the importance of environmental justice.
TU Law is uniquely positioned to train future environmental practitioners who understand not just the legal, but also the economic, social, cultural and spiritual meanings of wind, water and energy. The SERL program wishes to thank you for your support, mentorship of our students and investment TU Law’s vision for SERL.
It is our hope that the SERL program can continue to develop talented future legal practitioners in water, energy, natural resources and environmental law. We believe we can build a world that uses fossil fuels wisely, while being innovative in the ongoing transition to renewable energy. We aim to train our students to engage in objective, non-partisan dialogue and to promote laws and policies that encourage energy reliability, sustainable supplies of natural resources, clean and available water and a healthy environment.