College of Law - The University of Tulsa

Introduction

The University of Tulsa College of Law, a private institution with a total enrollment of less than 400, offers legal education opportunities to JD, LLM, joint degree, and certificate candidates for leadership and academic excellence.

TU College of Law provides an academically rigorous, yet congenial atmosphere where students become practice-ready through participation in pro bono programs, award-winning law journals, student organizations, competitive moot court teams, and an on-campus legal clinic. TU College of Law boasts a low student-to-professor ratio, offering students a highly personalized education and encouraging the development of strong professional networks. Students also have access to one of the best professional development offices in the nation, whose graduate placement rates are consistently higher than the national average.

TU College of Law is proud to host an actively involved alumni community of more than 6,000, many of whom have developed highly distinguished careers as lawyers, judges, legislators, corporate counsel, and community leaders. Alumni are involved with current students through a number of programs, including the mentoring program, providing internship and externship opportunities, and presenting on-campus lectures.

The University of Tulsa College of Law offers:

  • 10.5:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • One of the smallest law schools on the US News and World Report Top 100 Law Schools list
  • Commitment to service through pro bono programs, student organizations, and a legal clinic
  • One of the lowest tuition rates in the country among private law schools
  • Guaranteed opportunities for practical experience beginning the first year
  • Leading sustainable energy and resources law and Native American law programs

Career acceleration is a part of the coursework at TU Law. Our graduates’ successes are unparalleled.Join us!

Tulsa Law offers 5 different graduate law and policy degrees, 2 for non-lawyers (Master of Jurisprudence) and 3 for lawyers (LL.M):

Master of Laws (LL.M) – In Person Study

TU Law’s graduate LL.M curriculum focuses on energy and natural resources law, oil and gas law, environmental law, tribal economic development, Indian (Native American) self determination, indigenous peoples’ rights, and the defense of tribal sovereignty.

Master of Jurisprudence – Online Study

With 40 years’ experience in Indian, energy, natural resources and environmental legal education, The University of Tulsa’s energy and natural resources law curriculum inspires Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) Candidates to examine legal and policy approaches for achieving the important goals of energy reliability, sustainable supplies of natural resources and a healthy environment.

Career Strategies Master Candidate Career Strategies

Successful Master Degree students take a pro-active approach to their own career strategy development. At TU Law, Master Degree students are supported and guided with the following programs, services and resources to gain the skills they need to maximize opportunities for professional advancement during their tenure with us:

  • Career Strategy Services, Resources & Programs for Master’s Students
  • After Graduation
  • Energy and Indian Law and Policy Jobs (Nationwide)

Admissions

Masters of Jurisprudence Application Deadlines

Spring 2015: December 8, 2014
(classes start January 12, 2015)

Summer 2015: May 1, 2015
(classes start date TBA)

LLM Application Deadlines

Spring 2015: October 31, 2014

Fall 2015: April 1, 2015

There are three different LLM degrees. Please select which degree you are interested in for the appropriate admissions process:

  • LL.M. in Energy & Natural Resources Law
  • LL.M. in American Indian & Indigenous Law
  • LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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LLM

LL.M in American Indian & Indigenous Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years USA

The LL.M in Indian law program is flexible. In consultation with the faculty, students can tailor a field of study not just to Indian law in general, but to specific sub-specialties they wish to develop. The program is available as either an academic track (emphasizing course work) or a research track. [+]

The LL.M in Indian law program is flexible. In consultation with the faculty, students can tailor a field of study not just to Indian law in general, but to specific sub-specialties they wish to develop. The program is available as either an academic track (emphasizing course work) or a research track. Both tracks require successfully completing a minimum of 24 credit hours from the Indian law curriculum. Students are encouraged to make a preliminary choice of which track they intend to pursue when they enter the program. That preliminary choice, however, is not binding on the student. The faculty is committed to working individually with each student to meet particular academic needs. Tracks Academic Track A student who chooses the academic track may complete the LLM – AAIL with 24 hours of coursework alone, without a thesis. Academic track students may enroll full- or part-time, and must complete the requirements in three years. Research Track The research track is a 24 credit hour program with a minimum of 3 credit hours of thesis. Students on the research track may choose to do anywhere from 3 to 12 credit hours of thesis, with the remaining hours from course work. Research track students may enroll full- or part-time and must complete the program within 5 years. The Program begins on campus mid-August of each year, for the fall semester, and early January for spring semester. All students are required attend a multi-day “Foundations of Legal Studies” orientation before classes begin. [-]

LL.M in American Law for Foreign Graduates

Campus Full time 1 year USA

The LL.M in American Law for Foreign Graduates program consists of a full course of study over two semesters. To meet the needs of the international LLM student, the College of Law offers specialized courses in U.S. legal education and U.S. legal writing, analysis and methodology for the foreign lawyer. [+]

The LL.M in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program consists of a full course of study over two semesters from August to May. To meet the needs of the international LLM student, the College of Law offers specialized courses in U.S. legal education and U.S. legal writing, analysis and methodology for the international lawyer. Students will complete an additional six to eight classes and will receive advice and guidance in their course selection. Students are invited to choose from any of the many elective courses offered by TU College of Law and the other graduate departments of The University of Tulsa. In addition, the program offers foreign lawyers the opportunity to develop an understanding of American law as well as an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of law, such as international business law. Students of the program enjoy greater employment flexibility in their own countries, as well as the possibility to practice law in states that allow foreign lawyers to sit for the bar examination. The LLM degree requires candidates to successfully complete a minimum 24 credits. The Program begins on campus mid-August of each year, and all students are required attend a multi-day “Foundations of Legal Studies” orientation before classes begin. [-]

LL.M in Energy & Natural Resources Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 year USA

The LL.M in Energy & Natural Resources Law program consists of a full course of study over two semesters from August to May of each year. Students will be expected to complete courses on Energy Research, Analysis and Writing; Oil and Gas Law (Basic and Advanced); Environmental or International Environmental Law; Administrative Law and Climate Change. [+]

The LL.M in Energy & Natural Resources Law program consists of a full course of study over two semesters from August to May of each year. The LLM degree requires a minimum 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4-point scale. Students will be expected to complete courses on Energy Research, Analysis and Writing; Oil and Gas Law (Basic and Advanced); Environmental or International Environmental Law; Administrative Law and Climate Change. In addition, students will choose from other courses in the College of Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) curriculum, such as Energy Regulation; Water Law; International Energy and Natural Resources Law; and Natural Resources and Environmental Law on Federal Lands. Foreign-trained LLM degree candidates also enroll in a one semester course designed to introduce US law. Students are invited to choose an elective from any of the many courses offered by TU College of Law and the other graduate departments of The University of Tulsa, such as the business and engineering colleges. This is a 24 credit degree program that begins on campus mid-August of each year. All students are required attend a multi-day “Foundations of Legal Studies” orientation before classes begin in August. [-]

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