From the School

The University of Tulsa College of Law delivers an academically rigorous and professionally impactful Juris Doctor program, including an array of internships, externships and legal clinics opportunities. TU Law graduates are in the Top 20 for ultimate bar passage (ABA) and go on to rewarding careers across the country. We are also a Top 5 Best Value private law school and a Top 25 Best Value law school among both public and private institutions (preLaw). We have a diverse and welcoming community of professors and students who come from across the United States and other countries.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
581
Acceptance Rate
42%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.47
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
100

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
150 - 157

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$30

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

Overall


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
46

48
Female
13
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The University of Tulsa College of Law “looks to achieve a high level of student success” by using a rigorous academic curriculum to deliver practice-ready graduates into a variety of fields. On top of that, the school boasts a 6,000-strong alumni network and “diverse experiential learning options.” This combination leads to “most students [being] afforded the ability to make strong bonds with their professors and fellow classmates.” The school also puts a lot of “focus on the professional development of the students and their bar passage.” Additionally, there is “very good access to quality practical experience at any time,” and in the second or third year, students have the opportunity to complete an externship under the supervision of a licensed attorney or judge, all while gaining academic credit and client experience. The more than 150 available placements include federal courts, corporate legal departments, and law firms. The TU College of Law Legal Clinic functions as a working law firm, housing the Community Advocacy Clinic, Immigrant Rights Project, and Solo Practice Clinic, which all give students the chance to get their feet wet as court representatives, managing partners, and advocates. Students complete this work all while helping individuals in the local community. “The Solo Practice Clinic was a good experience that has prepared me for opening my own firm, or not,” says a student. “We worked with asylum seekers in detention, … and it was valuable training in interviewing potential clients through interpreters.”

Professors go “above and beyond to make every single student feel comfortable and encouraged,” and the small class sizes (the student-to-teacher ratio is 6.6:1) lend to a “comfortable classroom atmosphere.” One student shares, “I truly feel like I have received an unparalleled education thanks to their constant support.” That's because the professors “are really dedicated to helping you understand the material” and “challenge students to apply everything that was taught in the semester, while still providing an applicable view of how it can be used in [the] real world.” The administration at UT “listens to student feedback and promptly acts to implement or explore any recommendations,” and the Professional Development Office similarly “does a phenomenal job at making sure every student who wants a job—and is willing to put in the time and effort to look for one—finds one.” Students have access to “a lot of good online databases, and the library staff is extremely skilled and helpful” in making sure those resources are used to maximum effect.

Career overview

From The School


Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
88%
Median Starting Salary
$60,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
91%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
64%

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
60

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Law Firms; Energy Companies; State and Federal Government; Non-profits

Graduates Employed by Area

58%
Private Practice
16%
Government
9%
Business/Industry
5%
Public Interes
3%
Judicial Clerkships

Graduates Employed by Region

85%
South West
6%
MidWest
5%
Mountain
3%
South
1%
Mid-Atlantic

Prominent Alumni

Lane Wilson
Senior VP & General Counsel, Williams Companies

Bill Carmody
Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Sue Ann Arnall
CEO, Essay Management Services

The Hon. Layn R. Phillips
CEO, Phillips ADR Enterprises, PC

Hon. John Reif
Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court

Overview

From The School


Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$33,955

% Students Receiving Some Aid
98%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$24,600
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$11,116
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$993,000
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,500
Fees
$564

Overall

From The School


Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
281
Parent Institution Enrollement
4,411

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
27

% Out-of-State
33%
% International
2%

Demographics

30.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

89% are full time
11% are part time
44% female
56% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“Tulsa is a growing city” that is “quite easy to navigate.” It's a place that “accommodates … pretty much all interests,” so “you will likely run into people you know throughout your day if you are out and about.” There is a “fantastic bar district [and] museums.” Plus, “festivals [run] all through the summer [while] music and art events run nearly all year-round.” There are also “new restaurants … constantly opening, along with nightlife.” Overall, “the people are friendly,” “housing is affordable,” and “everything is easy to get to.” It's also a “very inclusive” environment. On campus, the law library houses three law journals and an increasing number of student organizations. “There are three floors filled with study carrels and tables by windows for a really open atmosphere with lots of natural light,” as well as “multiple study rooms with whiteboards” for group study. “Social events occur every other week or so and [almost] all students are invited and attend.” Here, “it's easy to find your niche group” amongst this “more cooperative than competitive” bunch. And you can rest assured that if there are any issues, “they are resolved very quickly due to the size of the school.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
April M. Fox
Associate Dean, Director of Admissions

Address
3120 East Fourth Place
Tulsa, OK 74104-2499

Phone
918-631-2406

Email
lawadmissions@utulsa.edu