The University of Oklahoma College of Law moves up 10 spots in list of best law schools

The law school continues to add new and innovative programs to give students a competitive edge in the marketplace, OU Law Dean Joe Harroz said.
by Kathryn McNutt Published: March 13, 2014

— The University of Oklahoma College of Law moved up 10 spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report 2015 Ranking of Best Law Schools to No. 58. The ranking is the highest by any Oklahoma law school in survey history.

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“It’s exciting. We made good progress in the past two years,” OU Law Dean Joe Harroz said.

The rankings of 194 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association are based on a weighted average of 12 measures of quality. Data were collected in fall 2013 and early 2014.

Harroz said two reasons OU climbed in the rankings are the job outcomes for graduates and the ability to bring in top students.

A third factor that makes the law school great, but isn’t considered in the rankings, is “student satisfaction with how we are serving them,” Harroz said, noting 96 percent say it’s good or excellent.

“We try to do the right thing for the students,” he said.

Three years ago, the law students said they wanted a first-class career service operation, Harroz said, so OU Law graduate Casey Delaney was recruited from Pepperdine University to head the effort.

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by Kathryn McNutt
Higher Education Reporter
Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from...
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University of Oklahoma College of Law

•Full-time students: 462

•Average student age: 24.6

•Percentage of minorities: 20

•Percentage of men: 56

•Percentage of women: 44

•Annual tuition: $19,973 (in-state) and $30,398 (out-of-state)


The law schools at Yale University, Harvard University and Stanford University took the top three spots on the U.S. News & World Report survey. To see the complete list, search for “U.S. News & World Report” on

We try to do the right thing for the students.”

Joe Harroz,
University of Oklahoma Law Dean

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