Monika Ehrman


Associate Professor of Law
B.S., University of Alberta, 2000
J.D., Southern Methodist University, 2005
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2014

  • Phone:  (405) 325-3747

Monika U. Ehrman is Associate Professor of Law at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. Her scholarly interests lie in the area of oil and gas law, including perspectives on energy policy and environmental impacts. Her courses, past and present, include Oil and Gas Law, Energy Law, Water Law, International Petroleum Transactions, Oil and Gas Contracts, and Oil and Gas Environmental Law. Prior to teaching, she served as general counsel of a privately-held oil and gas company in Dallas; senior counsel with Pioneer Natural Resources; and associate attorney at Locke Lord LLP.  Her practice experience includes oil and gas litigation and energy transactional work.

Before law school, Professor Ehrman worked as a petroleum engineer in the upstream, midstream, and pipeline sectors of the energy industry. In addition to her experience with the technical aspects of the industry, she also worked as an analyst in the areas of commodity risk management and energy trading.  She is currently a Trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, an Editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter for the Institute for Energy Law, and serves on various oil and gas law committees. She is faculty advisor to the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal, published by The University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Professor Ehrman received her B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta; J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law; and Master’s in Law from Yale Law School. During law school, she was Research Assistant to Professor John Lowe at SMU and to the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.