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Giving back to the community is about more than helping those in need. It’s a chance to explore your values, take advantage of mentorship opportunities, and enrich your law school experience. Here are just some of the programs we provide.
In an average year, OCU Law students provide over 10,000 hours of pro bono service at organizations across the state and nation. Here are just some of the opportunities available to you.
This program connects upper-class law students with members of the practicing bar, providing networking opportunities, mentorship, career development, and professional training before graduation.
The OCU Law experience goes far beyond the classroom. The school’s specialized centers let you explore a wide range of interests while honing your legal research and writing skills.
Clinics provide an opportunity to work on real-world legal cases. By handling actual cases, students make the transition from legal theory to legal practice. We take pride in the fact that our clinics provide free legal services to clients who could not otherwise afford to hire an attorney. It is one of the many ways we give back to our community.
When you’re starting your law career, every advantage helps. Our unique certificate programs help you carve out a specialty, raising your profile with employers and clients. More importantly, they provide an unparalleled opportunity to specialize in areas you’re passionate about. For a complete description of our certificates and their requirements, please click here.
We offer over 85+ externship placement sites, many of which are within walking distance of the law school. Sites include the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Governor’s Office and many state agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, United States Attorneys’ Offices, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, federal and state judges’ chambers, banks, hospitals, corporations, and tribal courts.
We provide numerous pro bono opportunities at the local, state, national, and international levels. Students learn on the job while providing free law-related services to those in need.
This is the flagship journal of academic and scholarly articles for Oklahoma City University School of Law. Our student-edited journal contains works of esteemed members of the bench and bar, dignitaries, professors, and Oklahoma City University Law Review members. The experience afforded to Law Review members includes intense writing and editing that have proven to be invaluable in future legal practice.
Get valuable experience on real-world cases through the Oklahoma Licensed Legal Intern Program. This exhilarating program provides practical training in trial advocacy and professional ethics.
We offer a variety of moot court and mock trial teams that compete locally and nationally before an illustrious panel of distinguished jurists to demonstrate their skills in oral argument. Through this opportunity, students gain hands-on experience that will guide them throughout their career.