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Oxford Courses and Faculty


Alternative Dispute Resolution

(5520) 3 Hours—Professor Donald T. Bogan
This course focuses on negotiation theory and skills in the context of exploring various alternate dispute resolution processes. It includes both student performance exercises and the study of substantive legal issues affecting dispute resolution, including questions arising from contracts to mediate or arbitrate disputes within the United States, and internationally. The class also will examine professional responsibility issues that commonly confront practicing lawyers.


(5433) 3 Hours—Professor Steven J. Clevland 
This course provides an introduction to corporate law. Brief coverage is given to factors bearing on the choice of organization, the process of corporate formation, and corporate capital structure. Close examination is given to the governance structure of the corporation and the fiduciary obligations of directors and officers. The course also addresses forces that serve to discipline directors and officers, such as voting rights and the market for corporate control.  Brief coverage is given to comparing the corporate law of the United States against that of England, Germany, and Japan.

International Trade

(6100) 3 Hours—Professor Thomas Krebs
This course is concerned with the law of International Trade. Broadly defined, it covers transactions in which goods are transported (by ship) from one country to another. In particular, we are going to look at three transactions: 1. The shipping transaction: this involves two relationships, namely between the seller and the carrier, and between the carrier and the buyer; 2. The sales transaction: this is concerned with the relationship between the seller and the buyer; 3. The financing transaction: again, two relationships are involved: buyer/bank and seller/bank. The course will be taught by way of lectures and interactive seminars.

Legislation and Regulation

(6100) 3 Hours—Professor Joshua S. Sellers
Modern legal practice is dominated by statutes and the interpretation of statutes by administrative agencies. This course explores the role of legislatures and agencies as lawmaking enterprises. We will explore three central topics: (1) The legislative process, including, the various ways a bill may work its way through a legislative body, the bill drafting process, and the federal budget process; (2) Statutory interpretation, including, theories and canons of statutory interpretation, and the use of legislative history; and (3) Agency processes and judgments, including, agency rulemaking and adjudication.  Attention will also be given to the ways in which the British Parliament both resembles and differs from Congress.   


Program Director Donald T. Bogan 

Program Director Donald T. Bogan is the Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma, and the Frank and Edna Asper Elkouri Professor of Law.  He graduated from Brown University and the Wake Forest University School of Law.  Professor Bogan joined the OU Law faculty in 2000, following a year as a Visiting Professor.  He was appointed Director of Clinical Education in 2001 and served as Clinic Director through 2006.  Professor Bogan practiced law in Greensboro, North Carolina for 15 years and in California for 5 years, specializing in health law, ERISA, and insurance litigation.

Professor Steven J. Cleveland

Professor Steven J. Cleveland joined the OU College of Law faculty in 2002.  He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and Georgetown University Law Center.  Following graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Henry A. Politz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Professor Cleveland was then associated with the Washington D.C. office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  At Skadden, he worked on various types of transactions, including tender offers, asset purchases, joint ventures, and mergers.  His scholarly interests center on the market for corporate control.

Professor Joshua S. Sellers

Professor Joshua S. Sellers joined the OU College of Law faculty in 2015. He holds an Honors B.A. in Political Science and Afro-American and African Studies from the University of Michigan, along with a J.D. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Before joining the OU faculty, he was a Post Doctorate Fellow in Law and Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  Before entering teaching, he was a law clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington D.C. His principal areas of research & teaching are election law, legislation, civil procedure, and constitutional law.

Professor Thomas Krebs 

Professor Thomas Krebs has been a University Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College, Oxford, since 2003, achieving tenure in 2008. He specializes in commercial Law, both domestic and international. Professor Krebs is particularly interested in the law of agency, and is also pursuing research in international trade law. He is a barrister attached to Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London. He is married and has two young daughters.

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