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Master of Legal Studies (Online Programs)

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) Program at OU Law extends the school’s longstanding history of excellence and expertise in Indigenous peoples law and energy and natural resources law. This online master’s degree allows students seeking a legal knowledge in energy and natural resources law or indigenous peoples law to gain that knowledge in less time than the three years of full-time study required to earn a Juris Doctor degree.

The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law program offers a strong foundation in Native American Law for non-lawyers who deal with contracts, negotiations or any other issues that demand knowledge of Native American policy, regulation or business practice.

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The M.L.S. in Oil, Gas and Energy offers a competitive advantage to anyone in the energy industry that negotiates oil and gas contracts, deals with mineral or real estate transactions, or works closely with energy attorneys.

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The M.L.S. in Healthcare Law offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to gain additional knowledge of legal and compliance practices critical in this increasingly regulated and complex industry.  This program offers a strong foundation in healthcare law for anyone dealing with regulatory, compliance, contractual and legal issues.

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John B. Turner LL.M. Program (Online and On-campus)

OU Law offers the LL.M. program both on-campus in Norman for international students interested in US Legal Studies as well as online for domestic attorneys that want to specialize in Energy or Indigenous Peoples law.  In either program, the courses have been designed for attorneys or those with a first law degree to increase their legal knowledge.  The on-campus program can be completed in one year and the online programs can be taken part-time while continuing to practice law.

The 24 credit hour online program exposes students to legal education focused the entire energy lifecycle – including courses on oil and gas contracts, upstream, midstream, downstream and water law.  Excellent advanced legal knowledge for energy attorneys or those entering the practice.

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The 25 credit hour online program allows lawyers practicing Native American or Indigenous Peoples law to further their specialization, or is for lawyers that want to transition into an Indigenous Peoples law practice.

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The LL.M. in US Legal Studies allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues.

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