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TU Law celebrates new year with impressive honors, awards

As the new year unfolds, The University of Tulsa’s College of Law proudly announces a flurry of recognition and awards. Across academic, professional, and societal platforms, the college and its alumni continue to distinguish themselves with excellence, diversity, value, and impact.

TU Law garnered two spots in the winter edition of National Jurist PreLaw Magazine’s honor roll lists. The college earned a spot on the list for the Best Law Schools for Native American Students for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and secured a place on the list for Best Law Buildings for its state-of-the-art facilities that enable students to thrive.

Money Magazine, a trusted financial publication, also included the College of Law in its prestigious list of the country’s Best Value Law Schools. This ranking highlights the college’s combination of rigorous academics, practical training, affordable tuition, and strong career prospects that offer students a solid return on investment.

Equally impressive are the accomplishments of outstanding alumnae Carol Thompson (JD ’08) and Elijah Johnson (JD ’20). Thompson was recently featured in a compelling CBS News story by Norah O’Donnell about domestic violence issues plaguing the U.S. military. As a lawyer and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, Thompson brings her legal expertise, empathy, and activism to raise awareness and address this critical problem.

In a recent Tulsa World story, Johnson, director of the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network, offered expert insight about recent deportation cases and the implementation of the 287(g) program. The 287(g) program allows the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify and possibly deport undocumented immigrants. Johnson emphasized how this program can cause fear and anxiety among immigrant communities, resulting in a reluctance to report crimes and seek medical assistance. These concerns prioritize the continued advocacy for immigrant rights among communities across the U.S.

TU Law begins the new year with exceptional achievements and recognition. Amidst unique challenges and opportunities, the college and its alumni are poised to make a positive difference and lead with confidence.