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University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:30 pm

I couldn't find a thread for this so please point it out if I've made a duplicate.. BUT

I just got a call and was accepted into OU Law Class of 2013!!!!!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Mellojello7 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:21 pm

Congratulations! I hope I get one too. I've been waiting for the call all day.

There is a thread buried somewhere in the acceptances subforum.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Bustang » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:25 pm

Just got mine as well. She informed me my application would be going to the scholarship committee next week. Woot!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:14 pm

Mellojello7 wrote:Congratulations! I hope I get one too. I've been waiting for the call all day.

There is a thread buried somewhere in the acceptances subforum.

Thank you! I hope you get in too!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:14 pm

Bustang wrote:Just got mine as well. She informed me my application would be going to the scholarship committee next week. Woot!

Awesome! I missed the call so I only got a voice mail but she didn't say anything about my app going to the scholarship committee.. :X

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Au lait-olé » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:00 am

I applied a month and a half ago and never received a complete email. Has anyone else had this issue?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Mellojello7 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:37 am

Au lait-olé wrote:I applied a month and a half ago and never received a complete email. Has anyone else had this issue?

Don't worry. When I visited I asked if I should have received some kind of complete email. They said that they don't send complete emails. If you have not heard anything then I would say you're fine. Call them if you're still concerned. They're friendly.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby donzoli » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:02 pm

Does anyone know what percentage of grads typically get Biglaw and is there really any biglaw in OKC?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Mellojello7 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:22 am

donzoli wrote:Does anyone know what percentage of grads typically get Biglaw and is there really any biglaw in OKC?

I don't have exact percentages but I believe OU is like most T2 schools. Top 5-10% have a shot. Anything lower than that and you can forget about it. OKC is a secondary market at best. A couple firms may have offices in OKC. OU or any other T2 is not the place to go for people with biglaw or bust mentalities.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:39 am

Mellojello7 wrote:
donzoli wrote:Does anyone know what percentage of grads typically get Biglaw and is there really any biglaw in OKC?

I don't have exact percentages but I believe OU is like most T2 schools. Top 5-10% have a shot. Anything lower than that and you can forget about it. OKC is a secondary market at best. A couple firms may have offices in OKC. OU or any other T2 is not the place to go for people with biglaw or bust mentalities.

OU is the best law school in Oklahoma so if you know that you can be happy in OK, OU is the place to go. I also learned that the bar in Oklahoma is reciprocal with Texas' so there is the chance to break into the Dallas market if you wanted to (and I have heard of people who have done that).

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby panadera » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:53 pm

There are a few "big" firms in OKC, but I don't know if they would be considered "biglaw" by traditional standards. Their summer associate hiring is small though- only 10 or so students the first year, 5 the second year. OU is the best law school in Oklahoma, and firms in Oklahoma would look at OU students first, then OCU, TU, etc.

(I don't know a lot about OU grads working in other areas, but I do know quite a bit about OK law opportunities.)

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby donzoli » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:32 pm

panadera wrote:There are a few "big" firms in OKC, but I don't know if they would be considered "biglaw" by traditional standards. Their summer associate hiring is small though- only 10 or so students the first year, 5 the second year. OU is the best law school in Oklahoma, and firms in Oklahoma would look at OU students first, then OCU, TU, etc.

(I don't know a lot about OU grads working in other areas, but I do know quite a bit about OK law opportunities.)


Would you mind mentioning a few of the bigger firms. I have found some I believe, but I'm not all too familiar with the legal scene in OKC.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby donzoli » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:53 pm

Has anyone visited the law school? I've visited quite a few law schools and several top 20 programs and I was really impressed by their facilities. Especially for a public school, their facilities were better than a lot private schools.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:28 pm

donzoli wrote:Has anyone visited the law school? I've visited quite a few law schools and several top 20 programs and I was really impressed by their facilities. Especially for a public school, their facilities were better than a lot private schools.


I've visited. I was pretty impressed as well although I only have SMU and UT to compare it with. It was smaller than the other two but very nice nonetheless.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby panadera » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:11 pm

donzoli wrote:
panadera wrote:There are a few "big" firms in OKC, but I don't know if they would be considered "biglaw" by traditional standards. Their summer associate hiring is small though- only 10 or so students the first year, 5 the second year. OU is the best law school in Oklahoma, and firms in Oklahoma would look at OU students first, then OCU, TU, etc.

(I don't know a lot about OU grads working in other areas, but I do know quite a bit about OK law opportunities.)


Would you mind mentioning a few of the bigger firms. I have found some I believe, but I'm not all too familiar with the legal scene in OKC.


The ones I hear about all the time are McAfee and Taft, and Crowe and Dunlevy. I know the most about them because I'm very interested in them. There are a few others that I've heard of, but haven't looked into as much as the first two. (Like Connor and Winters, Hartzog Conger Cason and Neville, etc.) I would say those are the best examples of OK "biglaw." There are quite a few "midlaw" firms, and boutiques too.


And I'm really biased, but I think OU grounds are very beautiful. Molly Shi has worked really hard on the landscape, etc. And the reading room in the library is so pretty.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Mellojello7 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:16 am

I was also very impressed with their facilities when I visited. It's definitely a place I could see myself spending the next three years.

Panadera, I think you have it figured out about the large firms in OKC. Biglaw in its traditional sense (500+attorneys, 150K salaries) does not exist in OKC. However, a gig with the firms you mentioned should get you something like 75K-90K in starting salary. That type of money goes really far in place like Oklahoma.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby haole_20 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:35 pm

Accepted two days ago via phone call!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:46 pm

haole_20 wrote:Accepted two days ago via phone call!

Congrats!!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby donzoli » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:08 pm

haole_20 wrote:Accepted two days ago via phone call!


Congrats! was there any mention of scholarship money or aid? I believe they tend to be pretty generous with their aid packages.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby haole_20 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:15 pm

Yes, she said I could expect the scholarship info in the mail sometime in the next two weeks

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby donzoli » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:38 pm

haole_20 wrote:Yes, she said I could expect the scholarship info in the mail sometime in the next two weeks


Thanks, well if you wouldn't mind letting us know when you get it, although your lsat blows there 75th away

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:57 pm

I got a 10,000 per year non-resident tuition waiver. I thought that was pretty generous given that their tuition is already pretty cheap.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby donzoli » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:27 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:I got a 10,000 per year non-resident tuition waiver. I thought that was pretty generous given that their tuition is already pretty cheap.


So is that basically in-state tuition?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:54 pm

donzoli wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:I got a 10,000 per year non-resident tuition waiver. I thought that was pretty generous given that their tuition is already pretty cheap.


So is that basically in-state tuition?

From what I understand, yea. The language in the letter was a bit confusing but I think the gist of it is that I get the difference between nonresident and resident tuition waived.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Brac1681 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:47 pm

Does anyone mind sharing the timeframe it took OU to give them an answer? I live in Oklahoma and just recently applied. I'm just wondering how long of a wait I've got on my hands. Also, do they only notify you via phone call? Thanks in advance for any information guys!

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