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University of Tulsa (College of Law)




The University of Tulsa College of Law was founded in 1923 by a group of Tulsa attorneys. The Tulsa Law School, as it was then known, was located in downtown Tulsa in the old Central High School. Its law library was housed in the Tulsa County Courthouse, and faculty members were attorneys who practiced during the day and taught in the evening.

The mission of University of Tulsa College of Law is to educate outstanding leaders who exemplify the high ethical standards of our profession. We take pride in our alumni who around the globe have obtained leadership positions as judges, government leaders, and successful practitioners and corporate executives. Many have enhanced the body of legal scholarship and knowledge through teaching at law schools throughout the nation, including TU.

The success of our alumni is not surprising, for our law school has provided an exceptional foundation on which to build. Our students have come from every state in the nation and have brought diverse educational, cultural and career backgrounds to our campus. While at TU, they have found common ground in a challenging legal education that also strengthens the commitment to public and community service so important to our profession and to our society. Our faculty takes great interest in the well being of our students and the quality of student life. There is no more nurturing or supportive environment in which to begin one’s legal career. We are also blessed by our affiliation with an outstanding private, nationally renowned liberal arts university.

A law school is only as good as its faculty. Their knowledge must match their passion for teaching.

At the University of Tulsa College of Law, our working definition of "extraordinary" is straightforward:

* Accessible faculty
* Small classes
* State-of-the-art study, research and classroom
facilities
* Annual enrichment conferences and guest lecturers
* Outstanding alumni

You want the best legal education. At Tulsa Law, we exceed your expectations.

Tulsa Law is a leading research center for Native American law and history. The Native American Law Certificate Program is enhanced by Tulsa's proximity to major tribal headquarters. Students in the program benefit from hands-on internships at the heart of modern, evolving Indian governments. McFarlin Library contains massive, one-of-a-kind holdings such as the John W. Shleppey Collection, one of the nation's most complete set of laws, constitutions and regulations involving tribes.

Tulsa Law, via its National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute (NELPI), is a key publisher in defining energy and environmental issues internationally. The college co-publishes the Energy Law Journal with the Federal Energy Bar. NELPI also offers an innovative law program encompassing energy, environmental, and natural resources law.

Tulsa Law offers three centers and certificate programs in eight areas of specialization to assist students prepare for the ever-changing legal environment. The centers include the Center on Dispute Resolution, the Comparative and International Law Center, and the National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, and the Native American Law Center. Certificates are offered in comparative and international law; dispute resolution; health law; Native American law; practical skills; public policy and regulation; energy and environmental law; and entrepreneurial law.

Students have the opportunity to serve on the Tulsa Law's three journals: Energy Law Journal, a joint project with the Federal Energy Bar; Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, first published in fall 1993; and the Tulsa Law Review, the official general interest publication of the College of Law.

Tulsa Law offers a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree in Native American Law for post-law graduate students. Tulsa Law is located in the heart of Indian Country and our expert faculty offer a full range of courses in Native American Law.

Tulsa Law offers Summer Study Abroad programs in Ireland, Argentina and Geneva, as well as an entire Fall semester in London. We've expanded our list of international study destinations to include a summer abroad program in Switzerland which focuses on the rights of indigenous people throughout the world.

The University of Tulsa College of Law is honored to be part of the publication of the Year in Review for the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. The Year in Review is edited by the student editors of the Energy Law Journal and published jointly with the American Bar Association. This annual 400 page volume has a nationwide circulation of more than 14,000. Reports from each committee in the section update important law and developments in some 26 areas that are of crucial interest to practitioners and students.

The Boesche Legal Clinic was completed in the Fall of 2001. Located in the southwest corner of the law school parking area, the new 3,850-square-foot clinic containes six offices, a student workroom, two interview rooms, a room for law clerks, a library, a main conference room, a lounge, 3 kitchenettes and a reception area. The legal clinic las provided legal services to over 4,000 indigent or elderly clients in the Tulsa area since its inception in the fall of 1993.

The Legal Clinic Program allows upper level law students to gain hands on practical experience under the direction and supervision of attorneys and faculty.

At Tulsa Law, we offer flexibility that is designed to enhance the learning experience of our students. Students may go to school full or part time, graduate in three to five years, and may even study abroad.

Tulsa's faculty are exceptional professors, recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise, and always accessible to their students. They specialize in areas as diverse as international trade, energy regulation, Native American tribal jurisdiction, trial tactics, and bioethics, making them authorities in their fields.

Tulsa Law is home for the new $11.5 million state of the art Legal information center which features three computer labs with Pentium III PCs that are maintained for student use, carrels and tables that are wired for use with laptops, a technology training center equipped with laptop computers, and extensive legal research materials, including electronic and alternative research sources that are readily available.

During the summer of 2002, the Model Moot Court Room was completely renovated to remedy acoustical problems and to create a modern courtroom environment where technology plays an increasing role.

The court room offers state-of-the-art technology including a modern evidence presentation system featuring LCD projectors for both the jury and the audience, permanently mounted cameras connected to a VCR and computer, a sound amplification system, and much, much more.

Room layout and lighting will make this room suitable for use as a working courtroom, for simulations and for general classroom needs.



School name:University of TulsaCollege of Law
Address:3120 East 4th Place
Zip & city:OK 74104 Oklahoma
Phone:918-631-2401
Web:http://www.law.utulsa.edu
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