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College of Law

3120 East 4th Place Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 On the cover from the left: Ian Jones, Alia Heintz, Roxane Gebhart-Mock and Jordan Pace.


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elcome to The University of Tulsa College of Law, which offers you a Top 100 legal education at an affordable cost. With a full-time annual tuition of $24,600, TU Law is among the nation’s most affordable private Top 100 law schools and competitive with top-tier public law schools. Reflecting TU Law’s leadership on law school affordability, PreLaw Magazine rated TU Law as one of the best values among private law schools. Once you are here, you will find outstanding classes, supportive faculty, innovative experiential learning and a welcoming student body. TU Law is an exceptional community in which to immerse yourself in the study of law and begin your legal career. A recent graduate told me that TU Law faculty helped her figure out what she truly wanted to do with her life, pointed her in the right direction to follow her vision and helped her land her dream job. Even while you are a student, our clinics and externships offer you the chance to improve the lives of others and bring about vital changes in our world.


BEST VALUE PRIVATE LAW SCHOOL PreLaw Magazine 2016-17 Rankings

From the first day of orientation, TU Law provides programs designed to help you ready yourself for a wide array of legal opportunities in the 21st century. Our strong alumni community provides mentorship and guidance to TU Law students and our recent graduates. Even in your first year, you will have the opportunity to connect with accomplished attorneys and professionals as well as with state and federal judges. Our commitment to your professional success is reflected in our outstanding bar passage success and superior placement rate for our recent graduates. From the beginning of your legal education to the launching of your legal career, TU Law provides a foundation and community of support, academic excellence, creativity and innovation. Take a look at TU Law today.

Lyn S. Entzeroth Dean & Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair The University of Tulsa College of Law





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degrees and specialties joint degrees accelerated / undergrad journals SCHOLARSHIPS

RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST VALUES IN LEGAL EDUCATION Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited TU College of Law, 2014.


TU COLLEGE OF LAW TU Law students master a challenging curriculum, bolstered by the support of faculty and staff who take personal interest in ensuring student success during law school and after graduation. Students enjoy a high quality of life in the Tulsa community and make lifelong personal and professional relationships.

Scholarships Numerous scholarship opportunities exist for TU Law students. • Qualified admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. • 100% of upper class students in good standing (GPA of 2.0 or better) retained their scholarships. • Law journal editors and officers of the Board of Advocates are eligible for scholarship assistance. • See a list of diversity scholarships at • Scholarships received as an incoming 1L are renewable through 88 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.


Zack Brandwein (JD ‘16) Associate, Bernstein Shur The opportunity I had to attend TU Law and leave my hometown of Portland, Maine, was simply too good to pass up. The school’s generous scholarship allowed me to attend a Top 100 law school without incurring the crippling debt many graduates face today.

Hillary Hellmann (JD ‘15) Former President, TU Law Public Interest Board Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Defense I have always been passionate about serving the community. Because of the scholarship I received from TU College of Law, I was able to serve in a capacity that mobilized the entire student body to make our community a better place.

Juris Doctor (JD) Certificates available in Health Law, Native American Law, and Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Joint Degrees Motivated students may earn both their JD and Master’s degree from TU simultaneously in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately. • • • • • • • • • •

JD/MA in Anthropology JD/MS in Biological Sciences JD/MBA JD/MA in Clinical Psychology JD/MS in Computer Science JD/MA in English JD/MSF JD/MS in Geosciences JD/MA in History JD/MA in Industrial Organization Psychology

Master of Laws (LLM) • LLM in Energy & Natural Resources Law • LLM in American Indian & Indigenous Law • LLM in American Law for Foreign Graduates Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) • MJ in Energy Law (online) • MJ in Indian Law (online)


Zack Brandwein (JD ’16), former Immigrant Rights Project student

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TU Law Immigrant Rights Project students worked on behalf of women and children detained at Karnes County Residential Center near San Antonio, Texas. Students assisted more than 60 families, allVIDEO fleeingatpersecution in Central America, WATCH with their applications for bond and claims for asylum protection. 4 4

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Experiential learning at the TU College of Law gives students hands-on experience in a variety of legal settings while deepening their substantive legal knowledge, strengthening their lawyering skills and building their professional identities. Legal Clinics The Clinical Education Program prepares students for the practice of law through a combination of real-world experience, intensive supervision and dynamic seminars. The TU Legal Clinic functions as a law firm, and students experience the formation and development of the attorneyclient relationship and accompanying professional obligations through direct representation of clients as they begin to develop their advocacy skills. Our clinical program includes opportunities for students to appear in court, represent immigrants seeking legal status, learn how to run a law firm, represent organizations and advocate for systemic change. Community Advocacy Clinic (CAC) The Community Advocacy Clinic (CAC) trains future lawyers and promotes access to justice in two ways: by representing community groups in systemic advocacy projects and by representing individual clients in cases before state courts and administrative agencies. Students learn to advocate for clients both inside and outside the courtroom using a range of strategies including litigation, legislative reform, policy advocacy, strategic communication and more. Students gain vital lawyering skills while learning to reflect critically on their role in the justice system. Immigrant Rights Project (IRP)

Immigrant Rights Project students engage in both learning and service by representing vulnerable noncitizens in immigration matters. Clients include persons seeking asylum in the United States as a result of persecution or fear of persecution in their home countries, as well as noncitizen victims of domestic violence and other crimes, unaccompanied noncitizen minors or other noncitizens subject to removal and immigration detention. Students gain vital practice skills in interviewing, legal research and drafting, and advocacy while performing critical and even life-saving work for their clients.

are two years in duration. The fellowships complement the work of the Immigrant Rights Project in that newly licensed attorneys gain experience in providing legal services to marginalized communities while receiving hands-on supervision. TIRN fellows also participate in providing education on immigration law and process as well as immigrants’ rights to the community at large and to legal and nonlegal providers of services to the noncitizen population. TU Law Co-op (TLC) & Solo Practice Clinic (SPC)

The TLC is TU Law’s new incubator program. The TLC is specifically designed for lawyers committed to a solo or small firm law practice who also seek to narrow the access to justice gap in Oklahoma by providing affordable representation to traditionally marginalized populations. TLC provides incubator lawyers with office space, networking opportunities, practice assistance from local lawyers and intense training on law practice management. The SPC is the student component to the TLC. The SPC consists of a seminar and a live client component. The seminar portion is essentially the TLC training curriculum, designed such that students who complete the SPC and subsequently join the TLC are excused from the TLC training and can jump right into practice. In the client component, SPC law students assist either TIRN attorneys or the TLC lawyers with client matters, all while continuing to assess how solo practitioners can work to decrease Oklahoma’s access to justice gap.

Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network (TIRN)

TIRN is a post-graduate fellowship program in which recent law school graduates provide direct service to Tulsa’s noncitizen population. TIRN fellowships


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Externships The Externship Program at TU Law offers 2L and 3L students the opportunity to join attorneys and judges in realworld practice for academic credit. Students and supervisors work together to establish opportunities for meaningful student performance and valuable supervisor feedback. Students in externships receive substantial lawyering and professional experiences through monitored field placements. Under supervision, students do real legal work, interact with clients and solve problems. They may explore the roles of alternative J.D. careers to develop a sense of who they are and what kind of lawyer they want to become. Students work with the assistant dean of experiential learning to create an experience tailored to their interests. This experience is supplemented by the externship seminar designed to help students achieve personal learning and professionalism goals. Students reflect actively on what is learned throughout their experience. Guided reflection journals throughout the semester help students explore the roles and responsibilities of practicing attorneys, judges and alternative J.D. professionals, as well as ethical and strategic issues that can arise in the profession.


Myriah Downs (JD ‘15)

Preston Brasch (3L)

Dean’s Seminar


During my first semester, I was able to see what the practice of law looks like in the real world. The Dean’s Seminar course highlights the possibilities available outside traditional practice by bringing in attorneys from a variety of disciplines.

I was honored to have an externship at Harvard’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, which I gained through my strong relationships with my TU Law professors. At Harvard, I helped immigrants secure work authorization, attended court proceedings and assisted clients in drafting affidavits.

Externship placements in 19 states and 2 international (Ireland and The Netherlands), summer 2010 through fall 2016

Cassia Carr (JD ‘16) Externship

The most valuable takeaway I had working for Tulsa County District Judge Carlos Chappelle was seeing the importance of clear and concise writing, and an accurate use of case law when submitting motions to the court. I would have never fully understood a judge’s job without this externship.

Chris Flail (JD ‘14) Externship

As a student with an interest in the energy industry, I was able to gain work experience with a large corporation’s inhouse counsel. My experience has allowed me to see the real-world application of topics previously covered in my classes at TU Law.

Anderson & Karrenberg | Salt Lake City, Utah

Dept. of Veterans Affairs | Dallas, Texas, OKC & Muskogee, Okla.

Torgenson Law | Phoenix, Arizona

Legal Medical Partnership, Legal Aid Services | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bush, Crowley & Leverett | Macon, Georgia

Saint Francis Health System | Tulsa, Oklahoma

DeMent Askew LLP | Raleigh, North Carolina

St. John Health System | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitillo | Dallas, Texas

Immigration & Customs Enforcement | Frisco, Texas Missouri Attorney General’s Office | Jefferson City, Missouri Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma House of Representatives | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



Dept. of Health & Human Services/Civil Rights | Denver, Colorado

The Foster Group | Tempe, Arizona Haltom & Doan | Texarkana, Arkansas Jones Gotcher & Bogan, PC | Tulsa, Oklahoma Law Office of Steven A. Hays, PC | Joplin, Missouri Manning & Kass | Los Angeles, California


Mead, Mead & Clark, PC | Salem, Indiana

Cherokee Nation Business | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Ogletree Deakins | St. Louis, Missouri

General Counsel for the Chief, Cherokee Nation | Tahlequah, Okla.

Smolen, Smolen, Roytman | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Moore Law Firm | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Warten, Fisher, Lee & Brown LLC | Joplin, Missouri

Shield Law, PLLC | Tulsa, Oklahoma The Allison Law Firm | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Standing Bear Law Office | Bartlesville & Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Catholic Charities | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Int’l Criminal Tribunal, Former Yugoslavia | The Netherlands

Community Health Connection | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Domestic Violence Intervention Services | Tulsa, Oklahoma Family & Children’s Services, Women in Recovery | Tulsa, Okla. Legal Services of Southern Missouri | Springfield & Rolla, Missouri Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services, Child Support | Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa Lawyers for Children | Tulsa, Oklahoma


Blueknight Energy Partners | Tulsa, Oklahoma




Barton Law Firm | Columbia, Missouri

Office of the Attorney General of Ireland | Dublin, Ireland

Breathe Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah

Davis Dirickson, PLLC | Nashville, Tennessee Hogan Taylor | Tulsa, Oklahoma Law Office of Buck McKinney | Austin, Texas Lyon & Phillips, PLLC | Nashville, Tennessee Matrix Service Company | Tulsa, Oklahoma Peninsula IP Group | Coral de Tierra, California QuikTrip Corporation | Tulsa, Oklahoma Rogers & Bell | Tulsa, Oklahoma Sobel Enterprises | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission | Portland, Oregan

Southeastern State University | Durant, Oklahoma

Cypress Energy Partners | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sprouse, Shrader, Smith | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Energy Source Advisors | Dallas, Texas

Tulsa Public Schools | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hugh W. Savage, Attorney at Law | Fort Worth, Texas Oklahoma Corporation Commission | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dallas County District Attorney’s Office | Dallas, Texas

Oklahoma Water Resources Board | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dement Askew | Raleigh, North Carolina

Patrick, Miller, Noto | Aspen, Colorado

Denver District Attorney | Denver, Colorado

The Railroad Commission of Texas | Austin, Texas

District Attorney’s Offices | (several counties in Oklahoma)

WPX Energy | Tulsa, Oklahoma

District 15B Public Defender’s Office | Hillsborough, North Carolina

10th Circuit Court of Appeals | Tulsa & Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 14th Court of Appeals | Houston, Texas


19th Judicial District, Kansas District Court | Winfield, Kansas 95th Civil District Court, Dallas County | Dallas, Texas


Federal Public Defender, Northern & Eastern Dist. of Oklahoma Federal Public Defender’s Office | Springfield, Missouri Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office | Los Angeles, California Collin County District Attorney’s Office | McKinney, Texas Office of the State Attorney | Shalimar, Florida

Colorado 17th Judicial District | Brighton, Colorado

Standing Bear Law Office | Bartlesville & Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office | Fort Worth, Texas

Supreme Court of Texas | Austin, Texas Tarrant County Criminal Court #9 | Fort Worth, Texas US District Court for the District of CO | Denver, Colorado US District Court for the Western District of AR | Fort Smith, Ark.

Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office | Tulsa, Oklahoma US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of OK | Tulsa, Oklahoma US Attorney’s Office, Western District of MO | Springfield, Missouri US Probation & Parole Offices | St. Louis, Missouri

A sampling of externship placements.



Public Interest Board/Pro Bono Work TU College of Law believes in instilling a lifelong commitment to public service by providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to volunteer with communitybased organizations that address unmet legal needs and give back to our neighbors in the Tulsa community in a variety of ways. Additionally, through the Public Interest Board, the College of Law offers stipends to support the work of students who engage in unpaid, public interest work with nonprofit or governmental organizations during the summer break. Recently, these summer stipends have supported summer placements for students at the following organizations: • • • • • • • • • • • • •


Legal Aid of Oklahoma Tulsa County Public Defender Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, N.Y. ACLU of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn. Harvard Immigration and Refugee Program, Boston, Mass. Denver District Attorney’s Office, Denver, Colo. Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Austin, Texas Oklahoma Indian Legal Services U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, Washington, D.C. Executive Office of Immigration Review, El Paso Immigration Court Human Rights Advocacy Center, Accra, Ghana Karnes Family Detention Center, Karnes City, Texas

2016 Summary



General Pro Bono & Public Service Pro Bono & Public Service through Externships Pro Bono & Public Service through Legal Clinics







Foundations of Legal Study Public Service Day



Robert Spoo Chapman Distinguished Chair in Law Associate Dean for Faculty Development Spoo was a clerk for now Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and is a distinguished James Joyce scholar and former editor of the James Joyce Quarterly. He has been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Humanities and recently published Without Copyrights. 10

Tamara Piety Professor of Law

Judith Royster Professor of Law

Piety is a scholar of commercial speech and author of a recently published book, Brandishing the First Amendment. She has presented at the Federal Trade Commission and regularly gives First Amendment presentations at law schools across the U.S.

Royster, an expert in Indian Law, has testified before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs regarding water and mineral rights. The US Supreme Court cited one of her 2003 articles in United States v. Navajo Nation.

Vicki Limas Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Limas is an adjunct settlement judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Her scholarly interests focus on employment law and issues affecting Indian tribes.

Professor Johnny Parker Charles Adams Phyllis Hurley Frey Prof. of Law Civil Procedure, Evidence Tom Arnold Professor of Law Contracts, Corporate Law Marianne Blair Professor of Law Family Law, Civil Procedure Barbara Bucholtz Professor of Law Contracts, Sales, Non-Profit Law Robert Butkin Professor of Law Contracts, Administrative Law Anna Carpenter Associate Clinical Professor of Law Social Change, Poverty Law Russell Christopher Professor of Law Criminal Law, White Collar Crime Stephen Galoob Associate Professor of Law Legal Ethics; Criminal Law Janet Levit Professor of Law Int’l Trade & Finance Law Melissa Luttrell Assistant Professor of Law Environmental Law, Property Law Johnny Parker Professor of Law Torts, Insurance Law Matt Lamkin Associate Professor of Law Lamkin’s scholarship explores the intersection of health care, law, and ethics, with particular focus on how the increasing commercialization of medical care is reshaping our understanding of disease and disability and the role of government.

Elizabeth McCormick Associate Dean of Experiential Learning Associate Clinical Professor of Law McCormick serves as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning. She developed and directs the Immigrant Rights Project at TU Law’s Boesche Legal Clinic. Her scholarly interests include clinical legal education, immigration law, and asylum law.

Ray Yasser Professor of Law Sports Law, Torts Rex Zedalis Professor of Law Property, Land Use Planning

Read more and see faculty biographies at


Yu Cai (JD ’15)


ACADEMICS Journals Tulsa Law Review (TLR) Founded in 1964, TLR publishes outstanding scholarly works covering the full spectrum of the law. This nationally recognized law journal dedicates itself to publishing works that stimulate critical thinking, provoke legal debate and improve societal law. Each year, select student articles are published in the Tulsa Law Review.

Foundations of Legal Study

Foundations of Legal Study (FLS) is a one-week orientation program prior to the start of the first semester that prepares students for academic and professional success at TU Law.

Dean’s Seminar in Professionalism

The Dean’s Seminar gives students an overview of various aspects of legal practice in America and provides a foundation for professional development and market readiness upon graduation.

Academic Support

The TU Law Academic Support Program is a studentcentered program that offers opportunities to develop the skills necessary for effective case briefing, note-taking, outlining, exam preparation and exam-taking.

Legal Writing

Students participate in a three-semester Legal Writing program that emphasizes individual attention and integrates legal analysis and legal research into the preparation of objective legal memoranda and trial or appellate court briefs.

Bar Support

To maximize the potential to pass the bar exam, the Bar Support program is implemented during the final semester of law study and provides students with extensive practice answering bar-styled multiple choice and essay questions through faculty instruction.

ELJ Banquet Energy Law Journal (ELJ) The ELJ is a preeminent energy publication, published by TU Law’s Sustainable Energy & Resources (SERL) program and the Energy Bar Association in Washington, D.C., that provides thought-provoking and deeply researched articles by practitioners, internationally acclaimed academics, federal judges, high-ranking government officials and members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ELJ’s student board of editors is also responsible for The Year in Review, a joint project with the ABA’s Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. Reports from each committee in the section update important developments in 26 areas that are of crucial interest to practitioners and students. This annual 400-page volume has a nationwide circulation of more than 14,000.The U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state courts and agencies, law review articles and energy industry leaders often cite the journal. See a current course catalog at




The Health Law certificate program at TU Law enables students with special interests in healthcare finance, medical malpractice, healthcare benefits, elder law, disability law, and medical ethics to tailor their academic program to coincide with their professional interests and career goals. Scholarship, internship and externship opportunities exist for students in the program. Students take courses selected from five categories: Basic Health Law (required core); Health Care Practical Skills; Administrative, Employment, and Business; Law and Society; and Health Law Practice.

Sustainable Energy & Resources Law

Tulsa, home to many of the world’s largest energy companies, is rich in resources and uniquely positioned at the center of energy law and public policy. TU Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) certificate program is among the nation’s leading interdisciplinary organizations promoting and engaging in research involving energy, natural resources and the environment. SERL’s international reputation is based upon its visionary curriculum and resources: • Six full-time faculty who specialize in energy and environmental law • Editorial and staff support for the Energy Law Journal (ELJ), a student-managed journal co-published by SERL and the Energy Bar Association in Washington, D.C. • Scholarship, internship and externship opportunities • A rich curriculum focusing on energy, environmental and natural resources law and policy that is one of the strongest in the nation • Conferences, symposia and public forums are held througout the year. Recent events include the Oklahoma Environmental Agencies Roundtable, Oil & Gas Tax Policy Roundtable, Wind Regulation Roundtable and Water Week. • A Board of Visitors comprised of distinguished TU Law alumni and other leaders in private, nonprofit, government and corporate practice across the United States


THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION Certificate programs provide TU Law graduates an advantage in the marketplace in niche areas of energy, natural resources and environmental law; and health law. 15

A THRIVING CITY #1 Place to Live in the U.S. — Relocate America

One of America’s Most Livable Communities — Forbes Magazine

One of the Top 10 Cities with the Best Music Scene —

One of the Best Cities for Jobs and Young Entrepreneurs in the U.S. — Forbes Magazine

#1 City in the U.S. for Living on a Budget — Apartment Guide

Top 59 Best Places to Live — US News & World Report


Downtown Tulsa


AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY 981,005 MSA Population Cost of living 15.2% below national average

(Council for Community & Economic Research)

Average home is 33.5% less than U.S. average (US Census)

Apartment rates 31.6% below national average (Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce)

Energy cost 21.9% below national average (Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce)

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ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS Blue Dome District Brady Arts District Brookside Cherry Street Deco District East Village Greenwood Historical District Pearl District SoBo (South Boston)


BOK Center ONEOK Field Guthrie Green Cain’s Ballroom Brady Theatre Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Oklahoma Aquarium Tulsa Performing Arts Center Philbrook Museum of Art Philbrook Downtown Gilcrease Museum Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Tulsa Air & Space Museum Tulsa Zoo Extensive city parks system A Gathering Place More than 100 miles of bike trails Woody Guthrie Center


Tulsa Drillers Baseball (Texas League) Tulsa Oilers Hockey (ECHL) Tulsa Roughnecks Soccer (USL Pro)

MAJOR EVENTS Tulsa Run Route 66 Marathon Blue Dome Arts Festival First Friday Art Crawls Cherokee Art Market Tulsa Tough (National Cycling Event) Oktoberfest Tulsa International Mayfest (Arts) Juneteenth (Jazz Festival) Freedomfest (4th of July) Tulsa State Fair Winterfest Tulsa Pride 19

AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL Tulsa is centrally located and within a short driving distance from other major cities in the region. Tulsa International Airport offers nonstop flights to 18 destinations.

DENVER 11 hrs 1 hr 40 min

The city itself is designed on an easy-tonavigate grid system and boasts the nation’s second shortest commute time. Tulsa Transit provides curbto-curb bus service throughout the city seven days a week.

ALBUQUERQUE 10 hrs 3 hrs 40 min

LUBBOCK 6.5 hrs 3 hrs 25 min

Nolan Fields (JD ‘13) Assistant District Attorney Civil Division, State of Oklahoma Before moving up to Tulsa for law school, I lived my entire life in Texas. I visited the Tulsa area a couple of times and liked the smalltown feel in a city that still had everything I wanted. Known for its tight-knit community, TU Law is small enough that you can have rewarding relationships with professors but rich in resources so that you can literally shape and customize your legal education and experiences.


EL PASO 11 hrs 30 min 3 hrs 55 min


CHICAGO 11 hrs 1 hr 55 min

OMAHA 7 hrs 4 hrs

KANSAS CITY 4 hrs 3 hrs 40 min

ST LOUIS 6 hrs 1 hr 10 min

WICHITA 3 hrs 3 hrs 35 min



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AUSTIN 7.5 hrs 2 hrs 45 min

N ANTONIO 9 hrs 3 hrs 10 min

NEW ORLEANS HOUSTON 8 hrs 1 hr 25 min

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA TU Golden Hurricane Football

About TU

The University of Tulsa, founded in 1894, is a private, doctoral-degree-granting, accredited, coeducational institution on a 200-acre urban campus located two miles east of downtown Tulsa and only minutes from most of the city’s dining, shopping and entertainment districts.

Recognition • Ranked a top 100 national university (U.S. News & World Report) • Five colleges: College of Law, Collins College of Business, Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering & Natural Sciences and Oxley College of Health Sciences • Top 100 business school (Bloomberg; U.S. News & World Report) • Listed in Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges Guide • Listed in “America’s Top Colleges” (Forbes, 2015)

Lorton Performance Center Collins Fitness Center

Additional Amenities & Services

Amenities 67,000-square-foot Collins Fitness Center 77,000-square-foot Lorton Performance Center Historic McFarlin Library, 2 million volumes and titles 30,000-seat H.A. Chapman Stadium 8,355-seat Donald W. Reynolds Center TU-managed Gilcrease Museum TU-managed Henry Zarrow Center for Art & Education in the Brady Arts District • 17 Division I athletic programs in the American Athletic Conference • • • • • • •


• 13 on-campus dining options at the Allen Chapman Student Union, adjacent to the College of Law • On-campus Alexander Health Center (clinic) • On-campus university apartments • TU Campus Ministries, including diverse on-campus places of worship and student organizations of various faiths and religions • True Blue Neighbors campus-wide student, faculty, staff and alumni community service organization • Free campus shuttle service • Convenient parking • 24-hour campus security

McFarlin Library

A HISTORIC CAMPUS McFarlin Library 23

A MODERN LAW SCHOOL The TU College of Law offers a contemporary congenial study atmosphere where students gain the knowledge and skills to launch their legal careers.

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College of Law The College of Law provides a technologically advanced environment where students can focus on the study of law with access to the latest resources.

Mabee Legal Information Center (MLIC) With a more than 400,000-volume collection, an electronic classroom and exceptional research resources, the MLIC is a resourcerich 21st century library.

Price & Turpen Courtroom The 75-seat Wm. Stuart Price and Michael C. Turpen Courtroom is a state-ofthe-art room equipped with the latest sound system technology and broadcast, recording and video conferencing capabilities. The courtroom gives students an authentic modern setting to prepare for real cases.

Mabee Legal Information Center


AN ALUMNI COMMUNITY OF DISTINGUISHED LEADERS Kevinn Matthews (JD ’98, left), attorney, WPX Energy; past president, TU Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, with SERL Board of Visitors member Jim Bender, former CEO, WPX Energy 26

ALUMNI The TU Law alumni community plays a significant role at the College of Law through ongoing mentoring and professional development assistance. Many TU Law alumni have earned distinguished careers throughout the world and continue to be actively involved in the academic and professional success of current students and recent graduates.

Notable Alumni The Honorable John Reif (BA ‘73, JD ‘78) Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Alia Y. Heintz (JD ‘16) Associate, Baker Botts, LLP | Houston, Texas Bill Carmody (JD ‘88)

Partner, Susman Godfrey | New York, New York

Danny Williams (JD ‘91)

Conner & Winters | Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Honorable Layn Phillips (BSBA ‘74, JD ‘77)

Phillips ADR Enterprises, PC | Corona del Mar, California

Lanesha Anderson (JMB ‘00)

VP & General Counsel, ABM Industries | Houston, Texas

T. Lane Wilson (BEE ‘89, JD ‘94)

Senior VP & General Counsel, Williams | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Emmanuel Ayuk (JD ‘06)

Senior Director Global Compliance, Archer Daniels Midland | Chicago, Illinois

Curtis R. Frasier (JD ‘82)

Former VP, Shell Oil Company | Houston, Texas

The Honorable John Dowdell (JD ‘81)

US District Judge, Northern District of Oklahoma | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jodie Justiss (JD ‘98) Director, Corporate Counsel, Coleman Company | Wichita, Kansas Aaron D. Hurvitz (JD ‘07) Of Foreign Counsel, Kangxin Partners, PC | San Diego, California 2017 College of Law Hall of Fame honorees include The Honorable Dana Kuehn, JD ’96, Tulsa County associate district judge; Allen Smallwood, JD ’74, Attorney at Law; Rachel Blue, JD ’88, shareholder and practice group leader at McAfee & Taft with TU Law Dean Lyn Entzeroth.

Sue Ann Arnall (BS ‘77, JD ‘80)

Former VP, Continental Resources | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Honorable Daniel J. Boudreau (JD ‘76)

Former Supreme Court Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Lane Wood (JD ‘07)

VP & Regional General Counsel, CHRISTUS Health | Dallas, Texas

Dan Rosenbaum (JD ‘80)

Rosenbaum PLLC | West Palm Beach, Florida

Angelique Eaglewoman (LLM ‘04)

Dean, Bora Baskin Faculty of Law | Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Professional Development Office TU Law graduates find employment at a rate well above the national average. The committed staff of the TU Law Professional Development Office works with you to develop your own personal career plan that appeals to your interests, talents and goals.

Swearing-In Ceremony, OK Capitol

Notable Recent Graduate Employment Arvest Bank | Tulsa, Oklahoma Baker Botts, LLP | Houston, Texas Bank of Oklahoma | Tulsa, Oklahoma Bernstein Shur | Portland, Maine Chevron | Corapolis, Pennsylvania Choctaw Nation of OK | Durant, Oklahoma City of Tulsa | Tulsa, Oklahoma Energy Transfer Partners | Houston, Texas Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | Washington, D.C. Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo | Dallas & Austin, Texas Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers | Tulsa, Oklahoma GableGotwals | Tulsa, Oklahoma Hall Estill | Tulsa, Oklahoma Hon. John Dowdell, US District Court for Northern District of Oklahoma | Tulsa, Oklahoma Hurrell Cantrall | Los Angeles, California Internal Revenue Service | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma McAfee & Taft | Tulsa, Oklahoma Ministry of Strategy & Finance | Korea Navy JAG | Millington, Tennessee Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma Indigent Defense System | Norman, Oklahoma Oklahoma Tax Commission | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office | Raleigh, North Carolina US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals | Tulsa / Oklahoma City US Army General Counsel | Washington, D.C.


Some of the many services the TU Law PDO offers include: • Career-related seminars and webinars • One-on-one training and individual development plans • Mock interviews • On-campus interviews • Nationwide alumni contacts & outreach • Professional networking opportunities • Job fairs and online job postings

Class of 2015 Graduate Employment Overall Graduate Employment


45.7% 83%


Ranked #22 out of 205 law schools nationwide TU Law is consistently above the national average in placement and graduate employment.

Employment at Graduation Ranked #40 nationally and #1 in Oklahoma

Employment 10 Months After Graduation Ranked #31 nationally and #1 in Oklahoma

2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings

Rachel Jones (JD ‘13) Director of Energy & Resources Policy National Association of Manufacturers Washington, D.C.


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Office of Admissions

3120 East 4th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104

On behalf of the Office of Admissions, I appreciate this opportunity to introduce you to the benefits associated with a degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law. TU Law is a Top 100, private law program. At $24,600 per year, our tuition is competitive among both private and public law programs across the country. By providing an outstanding legal education with a broad variety of experiential opportunities, The University of Tulsa College of Law is committed to empowering students to meet short- and long-term goals. Please know that we value your interest in the study of law and welcome the opportunity to be of future assistance. April M. Fox Associate Dean, Director of Admissions – TU Law

Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information or to schedule a campus visit:

ADMISSIONS TEAM Megan Henson, Esq. Associate Director of Admissions

Janet Johnson Admissions Coordinator

Rosemarie Spaulding Admissions Administrative Assistant | 918-631-2406

TU College of Law Viewbook - Fall 2017