OU Law To Offer Energy, Indigenous Peoples LL.M. Programs Online

The University of Oklahoma College of Law announced that it will offer two of its popular on-campus LL.M. programs online starting in August 2018. The two Master of Laws degrees include Energy and Natural Resources and Indigenous Peoples Law. 

“The OU College of Law is an international leader in the fields of oil and gas and energy law as well as indigenous peoples law,” said OU Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “Offering a more accessible path to these advanced degrees to lawyers around the world will further expand our leadership in these specialized areas of the law. By extending our expertise to a broader group of students, it will ultimately benefit clients and communities worldwide.” 

OU Law’s LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources is designed for lawyers seeking more knowledge in the field of oil and gas and energy law. The program exposes lawyers to advanced legal education focused on the complete hydrocarbon life cycle - including courses on oil and gas contracts, upstream, midstream, environmental regulatory environment, federal lands and offshore production. 

The college’s LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples Law delivers a comprehensive study of Indian law. The program provides lawyers with advanced legal education focused on natural resources, criminal jurisdiction, tribal courts, gaming law and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Both programs can be completed fully online in 15 months.

OU Law’s online LL.M. programs are the latest additions to the college’s online degree offerings. The college now offers three online Master of Legal Studies degrees for non-lawyers: Oil, Gas and Energy Law; Indigenous Peoples Law; and Healthcare Law.

OU Law established the John B. Turner LL.M. Program in 2011 through a gift from the Stuart Family Foundation. The gift was made in honor of attorney John B. Turner, a trustee of the Stuart Family Foundation and the longtime business partner of Jon R. Stuart, who served two terms on the OU Board of Regents. Through the program, OU Law also offers an on-campus LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies.


Tyler Roberts is an editor for The National Jurist. You can follow him on Twitter at @wtylerroberts