Law, LL.M.

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Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 5.00

Minimum Total Hours: 24

Program Code: M360/M361 (Online)

The John. B Turner LL.M. Program allows students to earn a Master of Laws degree with specializations in energy and natural resources, indigenous people’s law, or US Legal Studies (for internationally educated lawyers). OU Law provides Master of Law students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. Master of Laws students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the John B. Turner LL.M. program, applicants must have earned their first law degree — LL.B., J.D., or equivalent. Admission is highly selective, and those admitted must have excellent law school records, strong letters of recommendation, proficiency in English and leadership potential. Although not required, some work or research experience following completion of the first law degree is preferred.

The College of Law John B. Turner LL.M. program admissions page provides more information on admission requirements, the application process, and how to apply online.

Program Requirements

US Legal Studies

  • The degree requires successful completion of 24 credit hours over two semesters of study (subject to possible extension for cause).
  • Students may attend classes full-time at the University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Students may also specialize in Energy and Natural Resources Law and Indigenous Peoples Law.
Choose a 2 credit hour class in American Legal Systems 10-2
Choose a 2 credit hour class on Legal Research, Writing and Analysis 10-2
Choose 20-24 credit hours of courses in US legal studies and approved electives20-24
File an official application for graduation
Total Credit Hours24

Required for any student who has not already earned a graduate level Law degree from an American University.

Policies: Code of Academic Responsibility and LL.M. Academic Standing and Probation Policy