The University of Tulsa College of Law has been selected as one of the “Best Law School Buildings” by preLaw Magazine, March 2018. TU Law received an “A” for its campus facility, aesthetics, technology, library, and amenities.
Tyler Roberts, editor of preLaw magazine noted in the article, “When applying to law school, it is important to consider the academic rigor of each school, its employment statistics, and its bar-passage rate. But don’t forget that once law school starts, you could be spending 40-60 hours a week there. You may spend more time – at least awake time – there than you do at home. This is why preLaw magazine started its evaluations of law school buildings in 2014.”
TU Law building’s points-of-interest include:
MABEE LEGAL INFORMATION CENTER (LAW LIBRARY)
The Mabee Legal Information Center (MLIC) is a resource-rich and technologically advanced facility giving students and the Tulsa legal community access to the highest standard in legal study and research. The MLIC has a 400,000-volume collection and is staffed with three professional librarians. The building also provides space for three law journals, certificate programs, and the school’s alumni office. Features include an electronic classroom, compact shelving, and digital access to electronic and alternative research sources. During regular business hours, students, faculty, and staff may reach a reference librarian at 918- 631-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TU LAW DIGITAL COMMONS
The University of Tulsa College of Law preserves and allows users to access the intellectual output of our community in the TU Law Digital Commons. This repository is a joint project of the Mabee Legal Information Center (MLIC) and the college’s Department of External Relations.
Classrooms are equipped with the latest technology including HD projection systems, touchscreen controls, computer, and laptop connections (VGA and HOM1), integrated audio systems with wireless capabilities, Symposiums, Blu-ray players, document cameras, and built-in classroom capture/recording systems. See the classrooms in our TU Law virtual tour. All classrooms are linked together with a full HD mesh that allows audio and video to be transmitted between rooms. The Pit, a student lounge, is equipped with a fully integrated audio system and a quad screen video wall used for digital signage applications and event broadcasts.
WM STUART PRICE AND MICHAEL C. TURPEN COURTROOM
The Price and Turpen Courtroom at TU Law is designed for the future of legal instruction. The courtroom boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, broadcast, and HD recording capabilities, HD video conferencing equipment, and a wireless network. The courtroom is used for moot court competitions, classroom instruction, and a number of symposia and lectures throughout the year.
BOESCHE LEGAL CLINIC
The Boesche Legal Clinic houses the Immigrant Rights Project, the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network, and the Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic. The facility allows law students the opportunity to meet real clients and face challenges in a workplace setting. Students are able to put legal skills and classroom education to the test while under the close supervision of a staff attorney.
- An elevator is located in the Mabee Legal Information Center (MLIC) to provide easy multilevel access to the various research facilities.
- An elevator is also located in the College of Law lobby for access to the Pit and lower level of the MLIC.
- All classrooms at the College of Law are accessible without having to use stairs.
- All of the restrooms at the College of Law and in the MLIC are ADA compliant.
- The restrooms in the MLIC and on the east side of the College of Law are larger and more accommodating for persons with disabilities.
SUSTAINABLE FEATURES OF THE LAW SCHOOL BUILDING
The University of Tulsa Law building contains a number of modern sustainable features including:
- Building automation for temperature and humidity controls
- Occupancy sensors for lighting
- Efficiency optimization of existing light fixtures in remodeled areas
- Variable frequency drives on key air handlers and heating water pumps
- Recycling stations for students, faculty, and administrators