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OU Shines in preLaw's Rankings for Practical Training

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OU Shines in preLaw's Rankings for Practical Training

March 8, 2024

NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma College of Law ranks 12th in the nation in preparing students for the real world of law practice published in National Jurist’s spring 2024 issue of prelaw magazine. This accomplishment adds to an already distinguished record from nationally recognized rankings.

“As the legal industry rapidly evolves, proficiency in legal technology is no longer optional but a fundamental requirement for lawyers to stay relevant and competitive in the national arena,” said Sean Harrington, director of technology innovation at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Major factors influencing this ranking are OU Law’s experiential course offerings, which include classes focused on developing skills required to effectively represent clients; clinics in which students represent actual clients while working under the supervision of licensed attorneys; judicial, government and non-profit externship placements; and the Digital Initiative – a required training that equips law students with vital technology skills, giving them a competitive advantage in the legal profession.

“The focus of our Experiential Learning program is to allow students to develop and improve critical lawyering skills in a ‘low stakes’ educational environment,” said Gail Mullins, associate dean of graduate programs and experiential learning for the OU College of Law. “Our supervising attorneys, clinic faculty, simulation-course faculty and competition coaches all understand the importance of giving students an opportunity to practice and develop new skills while giving students individualized support and feedback.”

Read more in The National Jurist’s preLaw Spring 2024 issue (pdf).

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. As the state’s flagship university, OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. OU was named the state’s highest-ranking university in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent Best Colleges list. For more information about the university, visit

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