The College of Law at University of Tulsa

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions April Fox
Application deadline July 31
Full-time program application fee $30
Part-time program application fee $30
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The College of Law at University of Tulsa

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 39.7% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.32
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 39.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 152-157
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.06-3.58
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.32
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./Anthropology J.D./Clinical Psychology
J.D./Accounting J.D./Taxation
J.D./Biology J.D./Geoscience
J.D./English J.D./M.S.F.
J.D./History J.D./Master of Arts
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./Computer Science
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Programs include International Law, Native American Law, Sustainability Energy & Resources Law Program, and Health Law. Summer programs offered in Dublin, Buenos Aires, and Tianjin. Immigrant Rights Legal Clinic. Practicum in Federal Criminal Law and Family Law. Judicial and licensed legal internships. Pro Bono program and services.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 125
Seminars 9
Positions available in seminars 134
Positions available in simulation courses 394
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 20
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Two Journals: General and Energy. BLSA, NALSA, HLSA, LGBT, Women’s Law Caucus. Orgs: Student Bar Assn, student paper, Entertainment/Sports Law, Environmental/Natural Resource, Intellectual Property, International, Law & Medicine, Technology, Trial Lawyers. Moot Court: 1L, Environmental, Products Liability, Health, NALSA, trial advocacy.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 37
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 99
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 257
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 19
Full-time students involved in field placements 140
Full-time students involved in law journals 148
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 29
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 8

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 11.2:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 43
Full-time minority faculty 19.2%
Part-time minority faculty 11.8%
Total faculty 48
Total faculty (men) 66.7%
Total faculty (women) 33.3%
Total faculty (minorities) 14.6%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#99 Best Law Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 42
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.7
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.06-3.58
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.32
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 152-157
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155
Acceptance rate 39.7% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 11.2:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 58.3% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.4% – High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.4% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OK
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.0%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 361

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 322

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 39

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 8.4%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 11.1%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.8%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 9.3%
Female students discontinuing law school 3.8%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Vicki Hendrickson
Financial aid phone (918) 631-2526
Financial aid application deadline June 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $32,056 per year
Room and board $7,993
Books $1,200
Miscellaneous expenses $7,343
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 32.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 30.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 4.3%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 1.9%
Median grant amount $16,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $10,000–$23,000
Full-time students receiving grants 68.3%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $97,346
Proportion who borrowed 99.2%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 65,271
Microform titles 137,220
Electronic titles 22,331
Other non-book titles 1,125
Total titles 225,947
Volumes (excluding microforms) 218,311
Volume equivalent microforms 207,425
Total volumes and volume equivalents 425,711
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 9,913
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 107
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 56
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 27
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 24
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 57
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 10
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 85
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 52
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 16
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 17
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 57
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 3
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 64
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 24
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 52,458
Total seats available for library users 693
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Mabee Legal Information Center departments-Access Services; Acquisitions; Government Documents; Inter-Library Loans; Reference; Technical Services. Research Tools-Electronic Subscriptions; Exam Bank; Law Links; Native American Resources; Pathfinders; Bernard Schwartz Papers; Search Engines/General Portals; John F. Hicks Collection; John Rogers Collection.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OK
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.4% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 132
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 58.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 25.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 74.2%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 58.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 12.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.3%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,000
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $83,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 40%
Median public service starting salary $40,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 4.1%
Percent employed in business and industry 21.3%
Percent employed in government 16.4%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 0.8%
Percent employed in law firms 50.8%
Percent employed in public interest 5.7%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.8%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 64%
Graduates employed out-of-state 32.1%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 17
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 8.1%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 4.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.8%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 74.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.4%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 4.9%
Employment location unknown 0.8%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Student/alumni professional development counseling; reciprocity services; positions posted on Symplicity; mandatory yearly student professionalism education & Dean’s seminar in first year; mentoring program; resource library; mock interviews; networking events; judicial internship/clerkship resources; pro bono opportunities & stipend program; on/off campus interviews; weekly student newsletter.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 71.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 97.7%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 17.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 65.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 11.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 76.9%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%