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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Programs

Master

Energy Law, Online Master Degree – MJEL

Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 USA Tulsa + 1 more

The Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (the MJEL) at the the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge, entirely online degree. It is a part of TU Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program, which itself grew from the Nation’s oldest and venerated Energy Law and Policy research institute, the National Energy Law and Policy Institute. [+]

The Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (the MJEL) at the the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge, entirely online degree. It is a part of TU Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program, which itself grew from the Nation’s oldest and venerated Energy Law and Policy research institute, the National Energy Law and Policy Institute. Courses in the MJEL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. MJEL candidates will successfully complete four required courses, elective courses of their choice, and a two-hour thesis totaling 24 credit hours. The six required courses are (15 credit hours): Regulation of Energy Markets Oil & Gas Law Environmental Law Energy Research, Analysis & Writing Energy Thesis Development Laboratory Energy Thesis (2 credit hours) Then, three elective classes (9 credits) are to be taken from eleven different elective course options. As you peruse the website, you may notice that the classes offered in the MJEL degree are the upper division law classes offered in-person at the Law School as a part of the SERL curriculum. The education you can obtain from the SERL program has launched many successful careers relating to the energy, natural resources and environmental fields. [-]

Indian Law, Online Master Degree (MJIL)

Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 USA Tulsa + 1 more

The Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (the “MJIL”)at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge degree program that moves your career forward and helps you work effectively in Indian Country. The courses in the MJIL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. [+]

The Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (the “MJIL”) at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge degree program that moves your career forward and helps you work effectively in Indian Country. The courses in the MJIL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. MJIL candidates will successfully complete seven required courses, elective courses of their choice, and a capstone master project totaling 30 credit hours. The seven required courses are: (16-19 credit hours) Introduction to the Federal Legal and Administrative System Principles of Federal Indian Law Tribal Government Introduction to Legal Writing Research Methods in Indian Law Intro to Capstone Master Project Capstone Master Project (3-6 credit hours) Twelve to fifteen elective credit hours to be taken from 18 different elective courses. The MJIL is a part of the Native American Law Center, and the Worcester Sovereignty Project – these are path-marking entities at the TU College of Law, seeking to promote awareness of Indian Sovereignty, while helping to defend issues important to Indians and Indian tribes across the nation. Many of the courses offered in the MJIL are the same as those found in the upper division Indian Law classes at the TU College of Law. The education you can obtain TU Law has launched many successful careers relating to Indian government, law and policy. [-]

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