The Murrah Center at
Oklahoma City University School of Law

The April 19th bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City left an entire nation stunned and forever changed. It opened our eyes to the reality that terrorism could strike anywhere, at any time. April 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this loss of life, loss of innocence and loss of the building that once bore the name of Judge Alfred P. Murrah. Building on the city’s legacy of resilience, Oklahoma City University School of Law is establishing a unique center for homeland security law and policy dedicated to preventing such tragedies.

About the Murrah Center

The Judge Alfred P. Murrah Center for Homeland Security Law & Policy at Oklahoma City University School of Law will examine the unique legal issues central to protecting and securing our nation, with a focus on the prevention of domestic terrorism. Learn more.



Governor Frank Keating and former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Joe Whitley will chair the Murrah Center advisory board. Learn more about the national and local leaders lending their insight and counsel to the Center.


The Murrah Center at Oklahoma City University School of Law is a collaboration with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Learn more about the Memorial’s efforts to educate visitors about the impact of violence and terrorism and inspire hope and healing.


The National Summit on Homeland Security Law is held each April, in conjunction with the Oklahoma City Bombing anniversary, and brings together experts who discuss challenges that face legislators, policy-makers, and those in the private sector as they confront terrorism and other threats to the homeland.

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