Overview

Applicants
544
Acceptance Rate
82%
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
156

Test Scores

LSAT
145 - 151

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
July 31

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$50

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
Yes

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
59

32.2
Female
15.25
Minority


Students Say

While the Oklahoma City University School of Law recently lowered the 1L curve “from a C+ to a Bto match the University of Oklahoma and other law schools” in the region, it maintains rigorous academic standards and a “very strong legal research and writing program” that “is tough but so, so helpful.” The school has relocated to “a newly renovated and beautiful” building in the heart of Oklahoma City, which students say “is a vast improvement from the former location.” The move seems to have heightened the school’s focus on practical experience and creating connections between students, faculty and administrators. With “well-thought-out spaces that integrate technology” and “plenty of places for group work and solo study,” this “historic five-story ‘castle’” “[brings] everything together” under one roof, and “gives [students] the feeling of an open door policy.” Students feel like this harmony and integration is reflected in the curriculum as they have “never experienced school administration and faculty so integrated with student body.” One student explains that the “1L faculty seems to have a coordinated approach where overlapping topics are presented very close to the same time in different classes.”
OCU Law students are now only “a few blocks from both state and federal courthouses and several large law firms,” which “present phenomenal opportunities to get plenty of training.” Students are “able to walk to the county courthouse between classes to watch trials.” One student added that the new location “is great for networking; I meet Judges and attorneys on a daily basis.” Students also appreciate that the school “allows a generous number of credit hours to be satisfied with practical skills [courses].” In fact, most students agree that the “clinical and externship offerings and practical skills courses, like trial practice and pretrial litigation,” are among the school’s greatest strengths. Clinics like “the school’s American Indian Wills Clinic where” students learn “to draft estate planning devices for Native American clients,” help students learn “how to understand and conform to” a client’s wishes and “translate their oral concerns into artfully drafted legal documents.” These clinics help develop “skills that improve attorney-client relationships and performance in any legal office,” skills “that most attorneys do not begin to develop until [they are] actually in practice.” Students say that “getting this head start” makes them “more marketable and flexible in any work environment.”
Some students praise the school for trying “to accommodate even more working adults, moms with children, adults returning for career change, police officers and those with disabilities” by offering night classes. Though, this has caused friction with some traditional students who find “that the class scheduling is very difficult to work with” “because many classes are only offered at night” and “most electives were offered exclusively at night,” others enjoy that the schedule is flexible enough to “work with people who have commitments that keep them busy during the day.” But students universally applaud the professors of those classes as coming “from some of the most respected schools around the nation and [as being] highly regarded as experts in their specialized fields.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
81%
Median Starting Salary
$55,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
93%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
53%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
30

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE LAW FIRMS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Graduates Employed by Area


Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Yvonne Kauger
Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice

Andrew Benton
President, Pepperdine University

Nona Lee
VP and General Counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks

Carl Alexandre
Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations

Suzanne Hayden
Senior Advisor for International Anti-Corruption Academy

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Jul 31

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$41,279

% Students Receiving Some Aid
93%

Direct Lender
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$9,210
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$9,210
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,740

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
454
Parent Institution Enrollement
3,072

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
7
Average Age at Entry
28

% Out-of-State
42%
% International
1%

Demographics

17.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

88% are full time
12% are part time
48% female
52% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Situated “in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City,” students enjoy a host of “local restaurants, [coffee] shops, and other fun places within just a few blocks of the school” as well as “a fantastic outdoor plaza with tables, so students can enjoy sitting outside to study on a pleasant day.” Students say “there is ample housing available” nearby, and the central location also “allows the students to be more active in the community that most will be serving when they graduate.” And the school encourages that involvement. One student explained that “the cost of attendance is high, but scholarships are readily available, as are school payments for internships/externships in areas that serve the public welfare.” Students also keep busy through school organizations and activities: “Club membership is high, and those clubs are active,” while “it is rare that a weekend goes by where there is not an event to go to.” And the school’s connections mean that there is never a shortage of “great guest speakers from the law community” or “connections in the workforce” that “help students gain internships and jobs.” A “diverse student body” paired with “passionate and committed” faculty and administrators creates a community where “professors know each student in the 1L class by name [on] the 1st day.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Laurie W. Jones
Associate Dean for Admissions

Address
800 N. Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone
405-208-5354

Email
lawquestions@okcu.edu