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Realize your leadership potential at our top-value law school and lay the groundwork for an exceptional future.

Priding ourselves with over 100 years of legal excellence, our law programs are designed to shape global leaders and prepare you to drive transformational growth. Ranked amongst the best across the U.S, TU offers programs for every stage of your professional journey – be it a minor in law, policy, and social justice, the academically rigorous juris doctor degree, or a variety of accelerated opportunities that get you practice-ready in no time.

Whether you are looking to kick-start or advance your career, our curriculum combines real-world experience and research-based insight, championing close mentorship from our outstanding faculty of scholars, professionals, and mentors in a vibrant and collaborative environment. From corporate and commercial to sustainable energy and natural resources law, you will benefit from diverse curricular offerings and flexible programs tailored to your individual interests and career goals.

Top 5 Best Value Private Law School (preLaw)

2023 Best Law School (Princeton Review)

91% Two-year ABA Bar Pass Rate

91% Placement Rate for Law Graduates

Professional Opportunities

TU student law swearing ceremony.

Featuring internship and externship opportunities in TU’s legal clinics and additional 200 partner organizations in 26 states, you can tailor your curriculum to fit your talents best. With numerous scholarship options and below-average tuition, we offer a top-notch private legal education with excellent fast-track opportunities to accelerate your career. Priming you to become an original thinker and a confident leader, TU alumni are in the Top 20 for ultimate bar passage (ABA) and enjoy rewarding careers in notable companies such as Baker Botts LLP, CHRISTUS Health, Conner & Winters, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Job opportunities:

  • Attorney
  • Business manager
  • Executive director
  • Government and politics 
  • Judge

Accelerated program offers bachelor’s plus law degree in six years

One of many unique opportunities offered at The University of Tulsa is the chance to earn two degrees on an accelerated track. Through UTulsa’s Accelerated Law Program, students in the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences and the Collins College of Business, in collaboration with the College of Law, can complete both their undergraduate degree and their juris doctor degree in just six years.

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Beyond the Classroom

  • Externships
  • Legal Clinics
  • Law Journals
  • Professional Development
    • Externships

      The externship program at the University of Tulsa College of Law offers 2L and 3L students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining practical, live client experience in the field. Students work in a legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney or judge while also taking a contemporaneous academic course, which provides the opportunity for reflection and additional substantive knowledge.

      Externship Program

    • Legal Clinics

      The Clinical Education Program at the TU College of Law prepares students for the practice of law through a combination of real-world experience, intensive supervision and dynamic seminars.

      Legal Clinics

    • Student Engagement

      TU Law students have abundant opportunities to get involved with student organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach. The Board of Advocates is the only Moot Court / Mock Trial organization at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Membership is open to any law student interested in advocacy and is also in good standing with the university. The Board includes members at large and the Executive Council.

      STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Board of Advocates

    • Law Journals

      TU College of Law students have the opportunity to publish in two highly respected journals to enhance their academic experience. Students work directly with editors and distinguished contributors nationwide.

      Law Journals

    • Professional Development

      The University of Tulsa College of Law Professional Development Office (PDO) offers career development services to TU Law students and alumni. The PDO prides itself on learning about each student’s unique skill set and interest areas to provide a high level of individualized service.

      Professional Development

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    Two-time alumna named U.S. Supreme Court Fellow

    The Supreme Court Fellows Commission has announced the appointment of UTulsa alumna Hope Forsyth (B.A. ’15, J.D. ’18) as one of four U.S. Supreme Court Fellows. Forsyth begins this prestigious, nonpartisan, and extraordinarily selective yearlong term in September. She will have an unparalleled opportunity to observe and participate in the work of the federal judiciary at the highest level.

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    A Top 5 Best Value private law school (preLaw) and 2023 Best Law School (Princeton Review), The University of Tulsa College of Law delivers an academically rigorous and professionally impactful JD program, featuring an expansive experiential learning program through both Tulsa-based clinics as well as internship and externship opportunities with over 200 partner organizations in 26 states.

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