It’s never too early to start cultivating opportunity. Law Student Services helps you explore possibilities in private practice, business, industry, military, government, nonprofit, academia, and more. Position yourself for success after graduation.
We are here to help you. Our services include:
No two students are quite alike. With individualized student advising, we take the time to understand your needs and aspirations — both personally and professionally. We’ll help you develop an all-inclusive job search strategy, leveraging interviews, networking, and marketing to stand out to potential employers.
Eventually, your résumé will be stacked with hundreds just like it. How will yours stand out? Why will your cover letter rise to the top? Law Student Services staff are available to review résumés, cover letters, writing samples, and other documents to position you for success in your job search.
The art of the interview is a critical skill for summer and post-graduate employment. Whether you’re brimming with confidence or feeling self-conscious, we’ll help you master the task through practice and preparation.
You’ve seen the listings on LinkedIn and Monster.com. But did you know about the “hidden job market?” Many job opportunities aren’t widely advertised — or maybe they’re just about to become available. Networking is essential to tapping this hidden stream of opportunity. Law Student Services will help you build your network to take advantage of job openings, business referrals, and mentorship opportunities.
Launching a successful career is a process, and it starts early in your law school experience. We help you take ownership of your professional development with the tools, skills, and introspection you need to find the right job for you.
Law Student Services offers a wealth of support to alumni who are changing jobs or careers. One-on-one advising includes general counseling about goals and directions. You will also receive: advice on how to initiate and conduct a search; feedback on your résumé; guidance on positioning professional experience as strongly as possible; interview prep; professional contacts; and more.
Master essential skills for passing the bar through our Bar Application Prep services. Learn studying and test-taking strategies plus vital information, including early registration requirements for various states. We provide students who wish to practice law in other states with the information they need to register and prepare for out-of-state bar exams.
In conjunction with the Department of Academic Achievement, OCU Law offers a supplemental prep program called “Conquer the Bar.” This program begins as early as your last semester in law school and runs right up to the bar exam in July or February. After participating in this program and following the advice of the law school, the majority of our graduates pass with flying colors.
OCU Law publishes statistics on bar passage, employment rates for previous years, grading scales, and honors earned by OCU Law students. It’s part of our effort to maintain excellence through constant improvement and refinement of our offerings.
This information is compiled at the national level by the ABA and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). These organizations report on the status of post law school hiring across the nation and provides prospective employers and other interested consumers with a standardized point of comparison.
Oklahoma City University School of Law ABA Summary Reports
*Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
Oklahoma City University School of Law NALP Summary Reports
Class of 2020 (statistics anticipated late summer/early fall)
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2011
Class of 2010
Class of 2009
Percentage Employed Within All Employer Types (OCU LAW / National Aggregate)
|Private Practice||60.7 / 55.2||58.3 / 54.8||49.6 / 54.4||62.4 / 52.9||50.4 / 51.3||56.1 / 50.9||55.1 / 51.1||54.6 / 50.7||57.5 / 49.5||63.7 / 50.9||55.8 / 55.9|
|Business/Industry||12.1 / 11.3||13.1 / 12.9||15.0 / 13.9||13.7 / 15.6||30.4 / 17.2||25.7 / 18.0||23.7 / 18.4||27.6 / 17.9||27.4 / 18.1||20.0 / 15.1||23.2 / 13.5|
|Government/Military||15.9 / 12.6||22.6 / 12.0||28.3 / 12.0||18.8 / 12.1||13.0 / 12.3||17.5 / 12.1||18.0* / 11.5||11.7 / 12.1||8.9 / 11.9||11.1 / 12.8||10.9 / 11.4|
|Public Interest||10.3 / 8.0||2.6 / 7.4||7.1 / 7.2||4.3 / 6.9||4.4 / 7.1||0.7 / 7.3||0.6** / 7.1||3.7 / 7.2||4.8 / 7.5||1.5 / 6.7||8.0 / 5.7|
|Academia||1.0 / 1.3||2.4 / 1.6||0.0 / 1.6||0.0 / 1.9||0.9 / 1.9||0.0 / 2.1||2.6 / 2.6||1.8 / 2.7||0.7 / 3.0||3.0 / 3.7||2.2 / 3.5|
|Judicial Clerkships||0.0 / 11.5||0.0 / 11.2||0.0 / 10.7||0.8 / 10.5||0.9 / 10.0||0.0 / 9.2||0.0 / 9.0||0.6 / 8.9||0.7 / 9.3||0.7 / 9.3||0.0 / 8.7|
National employer type statistics will be available for comparison late summer/early fall.
*Beginning with the Class of 2013, the ABA reclassified public defender/appellate defender job types as Government rather than Public Interest.
NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2019, public defender/appellate defender jobs types were once again classified as Public Interest.
Public Interest job types include private nonprofit advocacy, religious, social service, fundraising, community resource, or cause-oriented organizations, as well as labor unions and nonprofit policy analysis and research organizations.
Law Student Services actively works with our students and graduates to find employment in the legal profession throughout the country. If you have questions regarding these statistics or the career counseling services available to our students and graduates through Law Student Services, we encourage you to contact us by email or by phone at (405) 208-5332.
Whether your plans involve practicing at a law firm, clerking for a judge, working in a non-traditional law setting, or pursuing a career outside the legal field, Law Student Services can help you achieve your career goals. Your Symplicity account does not expire after you graduate. You will always have alumni access to a wealth of research and job search tools right on your dashboard.
Students should obtain an updated transcript after each grading period. By having your transcript ready, you will be poised to respond to job opportunities rapidly. For most job applications (including On-Campus Interviews), unofficial transcripts are accepted by employers and are strongly recommended for Symplicity upload.
Procedures for Uploading Unofficial Transcripts to Symplicity
NOTE: Downloaded 0fficial transcripts (see below) are huge files and cannot be uploaded into Symplicity because they far exceed the system’s file size limitation.
While printed unofficial transcripts may be requested from the Law Registrar’s Office for scan and upload to Symplicity, during the current coronavirus pandemic it is highly advisable to prepare and upload your transcripts electronically by following these simple steps:
- Open your transcript in BlueLink.
- Select Print to PDF.
- Save the PDF to your computer.
- Open your Documents module and upload the file as an Unofficial Transcript.
Options for Requesting Official Transcripts
- Electronic: BlueLink / Student / Academic Transcripts / Request e-Transcript
- Hard Copy: Law Registrar D2L / Table of Contents / Forms / Information Request
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