Welcome From the Dean

Welcome From the Dean

When you come to study at Oklahoma City University School of Law, you will join a diverse student body that is deeply committed to studying the law, becoming a servant leader, and developing life-long friendships and professional relationships. You will quickly learn that one of the best things about OCU Law is our close-knit community. OCU Law is not a place where everyone speaks only to like-minded peers, nor a place where everyone agrees with everyone else. But instead, OCU Law is a safe place where ideas reign supreme and where conversations from different viewpoints are valued. The diversity of backgrounds and opinions within our student body and faculty provide a rich classroom environment.

We know you are about to embark on the most challenging and rewarding educational experience of your life and that the knowledge you gain over the next three years will establish the entire foundation for your legal career. Our goal is to prepare you to overcome the challenges you will face in your legal career. To use your energy and resources to make a difference in the lives of others. To help our society find ways to genuinely be fair and balanced. To challenge injustice.

The law is a service profession, and here at OCU Law, we are a service-oriented school. As an alumnus of the school, I have always admired that OCU is committed to helping create lawyers with a solemn responsibility for upholding the rule of law and for ‘doing good’ in the broader community. We educate lawyers from communities large and small, in all types of legal roles.

Because we seek to graduate well-rounded attorneys who can work in a number of different industries including law, business, government and the related fields, we are mindful of the myriad of benefits that our location in the heart of Oklahoma City brings. With our downtown location we are steps away from externships that provide students the opportunity to learn in a real-world setting and can expand their professional network. The city is our campus and our faculty of renowned legal scholars are dedicated to students learning both inside and outside of the classroom. When you earn your Juris Doctor and take your place in the legal field, the non-profit sector, or the business world – OCU lawyers across the globe will be there to welcome you.

My hope is that OCU School of Law, through its vision, hard work and its location becomes the beating heart at the center of our City and our State.

I invite you to visit our campus and explore what distinguishes our law school. This is Oklahoma City. We are Oklahoma City’s Law School.

OCU Law Dean