Leslie Briggs is TU’s first law student to be named an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. The program provides a $2,000 stipend to implement a yearlong project with a community-based organization with a mission of empowering vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. Briggs’ project will introduce restorative justice practices for public high school students in Tulsa who have been involved in school-based conflicts. The goal of her project is to lower rates of school suspension, dropouts and incarceration. Briggs, a first-year law student, chose to pursue the field of law to “help people with pressing problems that seem insurmountable without assistance.” Prior to choosing law, Briggs worked for a nonprofit in Tulsa, the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and taught English in Mexico.
The University of Tulsa College of Law is pleased to announce that 100 percent of TU Law graduates taking the test for the first time in the Spring of 2017 passed the exam. TU Law is rated as one of the country’s best colleges for bar exam preparation by The National Jurist. TU Law’s bar exam preparation program is conducted in the final semester and addresses the mechanics of taking the bar exam including endurance, discipline and training. This dynamic program prepares students to excel on the test. The college has earned a place in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 Law Schools and is ranked the nation’s No. 1 best value private law school by PreLaw Magazine.