Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Business and Law Accelerated Program


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Through a collaborative program between the Collins College of Business and the College of Law, selected students can complete their undergraduate degree and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in six years.  Upon completion of all degree requirements for the bachelors’ degree, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in Business and Law will be awarded.  For students in the accelerated degree program, this generally occurs at the end of the second semester in law school.

Students in this program will fulfill the requirements for the B.S.B.A. program with the major requirements shown below.  For more information, please contact the Office of Admission, the student success coaches in the Center for Academic Advising, or the College of Law admission office.

NOTE:  Applicants to this program must apply a year in advance of when they hope to begin law school (if admitted).   In other words, applicants should complete the application steps during the fall semester of their third or junior year in undergraduate school.  Students who have AP, IB or transfer credits allowing them to reach junior year standing in less than three years could potentially apply in the fall of their sophomore year as long as all undergraduate coursework requirements are met prior to beginning law school JD courses.  For purposes of brevity, this application time period is referred to as “last fall semester before starting law school” in the below information.

Admission is highly selective.

Descriptions of LAW courses may be found in the Law Bulletin.

Application Process

  1. Schedule an appointment with a Collins College of Business academic adviser during the first year (freshman year).  Thereafter, it is important to have periodic meetings with your undergraduate Student Success Coach to ensure that you remain on track with undergraduate credits and coursework in order to meet accelerated law program eligibility. 
  2. Schedule an appointment with the College of Law’s Office of Admissions (918-631-2406) at any time during the first two years of college to receive counseling on application requirements for the program.
  3. Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) by October of last fall semester before starting law school or sooner.  To register for the LSAT, go to LSAC.org.   The LSAT is administered multiple times each year by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).
  4. Submit an application for admission to the College of Law (by November 1but no earlier than August 1 of last fall semester before starting law school).   A personal statement MUST accompany the law school application.  

*Please Note: The personal statement should reflect clear goals and seriousness of purpose regarding law school and the ability to progress at an accelerated pace).

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 College of Law website.

  1. 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 one of two ways:
    • Register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) between August 1 and November 1 of last fall semester before starting law school. To register, go to LSAC.org.   
    • Arrange for a copy of your transcript reflecting all coursework completed to be mailed to LSAC so that the transcript may be placed into your CAS report by LSAC.  This is a requirement that cannot be waived.
  1. Submitted directly to the College of Law by the recommender in a sealed envelope with signature across the back flap of the envelope.
  2. Submitted to the College of Law via the CAS report.

Requirements

  • A 3.2 undergraduate cumulative grade point average at the time of review
  • Comportment in a manner consistent with the expectations of the legal profession
  • Preference given to candidates whose LSAT score is equal to, or greater than, the 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
  • An applicant should demonstrate the potential to be a successful law student through their level of achievement in a rigorous curriculum.  Applicants should have clear goals and be motivated to progress at an accelerated pace.
  • 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 last spring semester before starting law school, 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.

 

Applicants to the Accelerated Law Program will receive a decision by December 1st.

On-going Obligation of Candidate

The accepted candidate must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 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 with The University of Tulsa.

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.

*Please note: 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 Megan Henson, Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, TU College of Law, at megan-henson@utulsa.edu; or Toby Joplin at toby-joplin@utulsa.edu.

Business Major Courses (12 hours)


12 hours of upper-level business electives

Required Law Courses (31 hours)


  • LAW 5013 Civil Procedure I
  • LAW 5023 Civil Procedure II
  • LAW 5034 Contracts
  • LAW 5064 Criminal Law and Administration
  • LAW 5101 Dean’s Seminar on the Legal Profession
  • LAW 5114 Property
  • LAW 5154 Torts
  • LAW 5703 Constitutional Law I
  • LAW 6253 Legal Writing I
  • LAW 6262 Legal Writing II

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