July 11, 2020

Volume X, Number 193

The University of Tulsa College of Law

The University of Tulsa College of Law, a private law school with a total enrollment of less than 500, offers special opportunities to JD and LLM candidates for leadership and academic excellence that few other law schools offer—opportunities that will enhance each students' legal education and professional development in a collegial atmosphere where students collaborate and faculty have a true open-door policy.

The University of Tulsa College of Law is a private institution with a total enrollment of less than 400 and a low student-to-faculty ratio. TU Law offers an academically congenial atmosphere where students become practice-ready through a rigorous academic curriculum and participation in experiential learning programs, including externships and the on-campus legal clinic; award-winning law journals; student organizations; and competitive moot court teams.

TU Law offers Juris Doctor (JD), Master in Law (LLM), and Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree programs, as well as joint degree and accelerated degree programs. Certificates for leadership and academic excellence are available in sustainable energy and resources law, Native American law, international law, and health law.

The University of Tulsa College of Law occupies an integral and dynamic position within a forward-thinking, private, doctoral-degree-granting University and plays a vital role in its partnerships with the community, the bench and bar, industry, tribal nations and foreign institutions.


The University of Tulsa College of Law prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in the legal and related professions through an intellectually rigorous program that promotes the core values of excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, professionalism and commitment to justice and humanity.

The College of Law achieves its mission by providing its students with the education and training essential for attaining:

  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession and related professions and industries;
  • Competency in legal analysis, reasoning and problem solving;
  • Competency in written and oral communication with members of the legal and related professions as well as the public;
  • Competency in the professional skills lawyers need to meet their responsibilities;
  • Commitment to professionalism and ethics.

Contributing authors from The University of Tulsa College of Law:

Sarah E. Yates attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, receiving a B.A. in Pre-law Political Science and Classics with a Latin Language Component. She currently attends the...