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University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK [By Felicia Dominguez] University Of Tulsa College Of Law, founded in 1923 by a group of Tulsa attorneys, was originally located in downtown Tulsa in the old Central High School. With a law library located in the Tulsa County Courthouse, its faculty was composed of attorneys who practiced during the day and instructed students in the evening. After gaining an affiliation with the University of Tulsa in the mid 1940s, the law school moved to its current location when John Rogers Hall was built in the late 1960s.

A private school accredited by the American

from hands-on internships within thriving

second- and third-year students represent

Bar Association, University of Tulsa College

Indian governments.

clients in a wide variety of matters, including probate, guardianship, estate planning, child

of Law’s enrollment stands at nearly 600 students, approximately 80 of whom are

The school’s eight certificate programs

custody, divorce, adoption, and consumer

attending part-time. The 200-acre campus,

include Native American Law, Health Law,

issues. The legal clinic’s programs include

situated four miles from downtown Tulsa,

Public Policy and Regulation, Lawyering

the Immigrant Legal Rights Program, the

OK, population 550,000, is bordered by

Skills, Comparative and International Law,

Health Law Project, the Muscogee (Creek)

several residential sections of town as well

Center for Dispute Resolution, National

Nation Legal Program, and federal and state

as a commercial district.

Energy-Environment Law and Policy

judicial internships.

Institute, and Entrepreneurial Law. Available Most students attend full-time and are

internships include International Affairs,

Tulsa University features numerous law

from out of state; the average student is

Women’s Rights, City and County Attorney,

student organizations, which are named on

25 years old. With a student-faculty ratio

Sports, Education, Green Law, Federal

its website, as well as legal fraternities such

of 14:1, the largest class has between 55

Agencies, Washington Internships in Law and

as Delta Theta Phi, Phi Alpha Delta, and Phi

and 65 students, while the smallest classes

Policy, Congressional, and Human Rights.

Delta Phi.

features the state-of-the-art Mabee Legal

Students can participate in summer- and

The University Square Apartments are

Information Center, an $11.5 million, 28,000-

semester-abroad programs that teach

available to law students and offer one- and

square-foot addition to the college of law

them about the interactions of national

two-bedroom apartments with off-street

that opened in January 2000 and includes

and international economies, business,

parking, spacious living-room and dining

high-tech resources, expansive meeting

politics, and the law. Courses are offered in

areas, and full-size kitchens with utility

spaces, and electronic classrooms.

Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Geneva,

areas.

have eight to 20 students. The school also

Switzerland; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tuition for the full-time program is $25,264

Tulsa University’s part-time program permits students up to five years to complete their

Students can gain experience by working on

Juris Doctor requirements. The graduation

the school’s three journals: the Energy Law

per year, while part-time tuition is $17,688.

requirements for part-time students are the

Journal, published in conjunction with the

Financial aid options at the University of

same as those for students in the full-time

Energy Bar Association; the Tulsa Journal

Tulsa are available through scholarships,

program. The law school also offers two

of Comparative & International Law; and the Tulsa Law Review, the official publication of the college of law.

federal loans, and private loans. The Office

LL.M. programs-one in American Indian and indigenous law and one in American law, offered exclusively for foreign lawyers.

of Financial Services is the best resource for financial aid and loan eligibility information; contact information is available on its

The school is a leading research center for

University of Tulsa College of Law’s Boesche

Native American law and history; the school

Legal Clinic gives law students opportunities

is enhanced by its proximity to major tribal

to represent clients and resolve legal

Tulsa’s Office of Career Services provides

headquarters. Students in this area benefit

disputes. Within their clinical programs,

student and postgraduate career counseling.

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Through the office, a student can attend fall

Equidistant from Kansas City and Dallas,

and spring on-campus interviews, attend

Tulsa has professional opera and ballet

career-related seminars, participate in mock

companies, outstanding art museums,

University of Tulsa College of Law

interviews, and attend regional and national

a professional community theater and

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job fairs.

performing arts center, a professional football arena, parks, a zoo, an aquarium,

Tulsa, OK

With a relatively large local population, the

and a modern variety of choices for dining

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city of Tulsa is said by locals to be bustling

and shopping, providing a balance of

without being stressful. With more than

recreational activities for visitors and

Tulsa World

50 major corporations headquartered in

residents alike.

www.tulsaworld.com

Tulsa, quiet bedroom communities maintain comfort levels just minutes from the heart of the city.

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