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2017-2018 Law Bulletin 
2017-2018 Law Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Juris Doctor Program

The Juris Doctor Program at The University of Tulsa College of Law consists of:

  • 31 hours of required courses during the first year;
  • 18 - 21 hours of upper class required courses (36 to 42 for students with a GPA of 2.75 or lower at the time of their first academic status review); and
  • Elective courses that allow students to explore areas of interest including sustainable energy resources law, health law, and Native American law.

Basic Degree Requirements

To receive a Juris Doctor Degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law a student must:

  • Complete 88 hours of coursework with passing grades no sooner than 24 months or no later than 84 months after commencing law school,
  • Achieve an accumulative grade point average of at least 2.00, and
  • Fulfill all of the graduation requirements described below.

First Year Full-Time Courses

After the First Year

Writing Requirement

Each student must fulfill upper class writing requirement by completing substantial research paper through: 

  • Seminar (2 or 3 hours) OR
  • Participation with one of two College of Law journals by earning a certificate of participation and writing a paper certified by a faculty member

Recommended Bar Courses

Required for students with 2.75 GPA or lower at the time of their first Academic Status Review: