The OSU Undergraduate / TU JD Accelerated Law Program is an excellent opportunity for motivated students who want to simultaneously earn both their undergraduate degree from OSU and a law degree from TU in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately.
Through a collaborative program with Oklahoma State University and The University of Tulsa College of Law, selected students can complete their undergraduate degree and a JD in six years. At the end of their first year in law school and the completion of all required applicable semester hours, students in the program will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. At the conclusion of 88 hours of law coursework, selected students will earn a JD from The University of Tulsa College of Law.
Students are eligible to apply for admission to the Accelerated Law Program in the fall of their third year (junior year) at Oklahoma State University. Admission is highly selective.
- Contact Keely A. James, OSU Assistant Director and Prelaw Advisor, at email@example.com to obtain information about OSU coursework required for program eligibility. Thereafter, it is important to have periodic meetings with your undergraduate academic advisor to ensure that you remain on track with undergraduate credits and coursework in order to meet accelerated law program eligibility.
- Schedule an appointment with the TU College of Law’s Office of Admissions at any time during the first four semesters of college to receive counseling on application requirements for the program.
- Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). To register for the LSAT, go to LSAC.org. The LSAT is administered multiple times each year by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).
- Submit an application for admission to the College of Law during the junior year. The College of Law application is available at LSAC.org. Applicants to the College of Law are required to apply via the LSAC website. Application fee waivers are available at the TU Law website. A personal statement MUST accompany the law school application. The personal statement should reflect clear goals and seriousness of purpose regarding law school and the ability to progress at an accelerated pace.
- Arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be written in support of your candidacy. Letters may be submitted to the College of Law in two ways:
- Submitted directly to the College of Law by the recommender in a sealed envelope with signature across the back flap of the envelope.
- Submitted to the College of Law via the CAS report.
- Register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). To register, go to LSAC.org.
- Arrange for a copy of your transcript reflecting all OSU coursework completed to be mailed to LSAC so that the transcript may be placed into your CAS report by LSAC. This requirement cannot be waived.
- A 3.0 undergraduate cumulative grade point average at the time of review
- Comportment in a manner consistent with the expectations of the legal profession
- Achievement of an LSAT score which is equal to, or greater than, the law school’s 25th percentile LSAT score of the most recent entering class in the College of Law
- Thorough completion of application forms and submission of all supporting documentation in a timely manner
- Mandatory completion of an interview with the College of Law
- Demonstrated potential to be a successful law student through level of achievement in a rigorous curriculum. Applicants should have clear goals and be motivated to progress at an accelerated pace.
- Admitted candidates will be required to attend an open house at the College of Law designed to help them prepare for legal study and acclimate to the law school environment.
- At the conclusion of spring semester of junior year of college, the accepted candidate must arrange for one copy of the final transcript reflecting cumulative GPA to be sent to the Law School Admissions Council so that it may appear in the completed version of the CAS report. Additionally, the candidate must arrange for a second “official” copy of the undergraduate transcript reflecting all academic coursework to be sent to the College of Law’s Office of Admissions.
On-going Obligation of Candidate
The accepted candidate must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 at conclusion of undergraduate coursework and prior to matriculation in the College of Law.
The accepted candidate must maintain comportment in a manner consistent with the expectations of the legal profession.
The accepted candidate must remain in good standing.
The accepted candidate must arrange for updated transcripts (see above) to be sent to LSAC and the College of Law prior to law school matriculation.
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements and conditions will result in the revocation of admission to the accelerated law program.
For more information contact April Fox, Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, TU College of Law, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Keely A. James, Assistant Director and Prelaw Advisor, Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services, Oklahoma State University, at email@example.com.