Application for Admission to The University of Oklahoma College of Law
John B. Turner LL.M. Program Only (Fall Admission Application Deadline: August 2)
(Spring Admission Application Deadline: November 15)
Updated February 20, 2013



* * * Please Read Before Applying * * *

This application is only for admission to the John B. Turner LL.M. Program.

This application cannot be used for admission to any other college at The University of Oklahoma.

For information about applying to our John B. Turner LL.M. Program, please visit http://www.law.ou.edu/content/apply-now.

For information about applying to other colleges at The University of Oklahoma, please visit OU Prospective Student Services at http://go2.ou.edu/.

You must have your first degree in law prior
to attending the John B. Tuner LL.M. Program.


Application Fee

There is a nonrefundable $50 application and processing fee. You must pay by check or money order; please note that no application will be processed until payment is received. Submit the application, and mail a check to the address given in the payment section. Please e-mail the College of Law LL.M. Program with any questions you have regarding the information required on this form. If you are having technical issues with this form please e-mail llm@law.ou.edu or call (405) 325-6603.

Getting Started

To proceed, you will need to provide a username of your choosing, and answer a few introductory questions. You'll be emailed a temporary password that will allow you to begin the on-line application process. You will be able to return to the application at anytime during the application process and review or update information as needed. The final stage of this application process is where you will select a payment method and submit your application. Once it has been submitted, no changes can be made on-line. NOTE: Although the Application Deadline is August 2 for Fall or November 15 for Spring, the Admissions Committee meets regularly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters and strongly encourages prospective students to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Eligibility

To qualify for admission to the 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.

This program does not require the LSAT exam; however, students must be proficient in the English language. International students whose primary language is not English, must submit satisfatory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL). The preferred TOEFL score is 90 IBT.

The LL.M. Admissions Committee will carefully examine all parts of the application.

Additional Requirements

Submit the following supporting documents as soon as possible by mail to:
       OU College of Law
       John B. Turner LL.M. Program
       Andrew M. Coats Hall
       300 TIMBERDELL RD.
       NORMAN OK 73019-5081
  • Personal Statement
    Limit your answer to no more than three double-spaced pages. Please email as an attachment to llm@law.ou.edu. Be sure to indicate why you wish to earn an LL.M. degree concentrating in energy, natural resources, and indigenous peoples. Additionally, please indicate whether you prefer to concentrate the bulk of your studies in one of these areas.

    In order to insure the educational benefits of a diverse and active class, the College of Law LL.M. Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of many factors beyond test scores and grade point averages. Those factors may include, but are not limited to: extracurricular activities, unique work or service experience, demonstrated compassion or leadership potential, a history of overcoming hardship or disadvantage, maturity, exceptional talents or skills, trends or improvement in academic performance, success in a challenging undergraduate environment, and graduate school performance. Please describe any factors you wish the Committee to consider when evaluating your application. You may indicate any circumstances that you believe may have adversely affected your academic performance, including but not limited to: experiencing some hardship or disadvantage (e.g. social, cultural, economic, language, educational, physical), family crisis, excessive employment, medical condition, or military service. Please list a selection of courses that you would like to take during your enrollment at OU Law. The course descriptions can be found here (Opens in new window).

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
    Please have two people: one law professor and one employer OR two law professors, write a letter of recommendation in English on their letterhead. Ask your recommenders to enclose their letter in an envelope, seal the envelope, sign across the seal and return it to you to be submitted, unopened, with your application materials.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae - Please email as an attachment to llm@law.ou.edu.

  • Other Required Documents - Please mail a certified copy of all college transcripts, graduate and undergraduate, and any other supporting documents to the address above. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated.

  • Please pay the Application Fee by check or money order.

Admissions Decisions

The LL.M. Admissions Committee plans to mail and email admissions decisions as quickly as possible. Admissions are on a rolling basis and will continue to August 2nd. Applicants are urged to submit the on-line application as soon as possible. Though the program offers a rolling admission policy, students should submit supporting documents as soon as possible to receive priority review for August enrollment.