Oren R. Griffin, Dean
For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of the College of Law, visit the College of Law webpage. For information on the College of Law’s J.D. program, see the College of Law Bulletin.
The College of Law offers students opportunities for small class sizes, one-on-one interactions with professors and individualized career counseling. Professors and students enjoy newly-renovated facilities that include state-of-the-art electronic classroom technology. Academic life is enriched by the College of Law’s many lectures, conferences, and programs which are open to the entire Tulsa community.
The College of Law offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students at The University of Tulsa: The undergraduate Law, Policy and Social Justice Minor and the Business and Law Accelerated Program .
Law, Policy and Social Justice Minor
The undergraduate Law, Policy and Social Justice Minor at The University of Tulsa College of Law has the general aim of making the law a centerpiece for interdisciplinary inquiry into the diverse ways in which cultures-notably, but not exclusively, American society-have sought to achieve order and justice through appeals to recognized authority. The subject of law as a field worthy of study is widely acknowledged at The University of Tulsa but until now has been accessible mainly to J.D. students who pursue a professional degree in the College of Law or to undergraduates who take courses that include legal subject matter but typically are ancillary to a chosen concentration in the humanities or business. The law is much more than either of these applications. Instead, it provides a way to think through a different intellectual lens about the evolution of society and the problems that threaten fairness, justice, and inclusiveness in society. Social history; conceptions of social conformity; juridical expectations regarding rights, obligations, and interpersonal relations; evolving ideas of justice and punishment from cross-cultural perspectives and from perspectives of history are all revealed through study of the law.
The Law, Policy and Social Justice Minor enables students to explore law as a diverse human effort to achieve collective order without sacrificing individuality or the freedoms of discrete and insular minorities. The use of law as an instrument of policy for effecting change and improvement in human societies is examined in historical and present-day contexts, and in descriptive and normative modes of inquiry. Areas that students may pursue through coursework in the minor include, for example, morality, responsibility, theories of punishment, the American legal system, international law, legal and political philosophy, literature, the death penalty, sex crimes, climate and the environment, copyrights and intellectual property, and the internet as a space both for self-expression and for piracy and other controversial activities.
Business and Law Accelerated Law Program
Through a collaborative program with the College of Law and the Collins College of Business, selected students can complete their undergraduate degree and a J.D. in six years. At the end of their first year in law school and the completion of 124-125 applicable semester hours, students in the program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in business and law. Students in the Collins College of Business are eligible to apply for admission to the Business and Law Accelerated Law Program in the fall of their third year of undergraduate study at The University of Tulsa. Admission is highly selective. Visit the College of Law Business and Law Accelerated Law Program page for requirements for applicants and the Accelerated Business and Law Program for Exceptional Students page for curricular requirements.
For more information about this program, contact April Fox, Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, TU College of Law, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Adrien Bouchet, Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing in the Collins College of Business, at email@example.com.
Information about pre-law programs offered by other Colleges at The University of Tulsa may be found on the Pre-law page.
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