Monika Ehrman


Associate Professor of Law
B.Sc., 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 include Oil & Gas Law, Energy Law, Oil & Gas Contracts, and Oil & 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.  She practiced oil and gas litigation and performed transactional work in such areas as the Eagle Ford shale, Barnett shale, Permian basin, and Hugoton basin.

Before law school, Professor Ehrman worked in the engineering departments of large upstream and pipeline companies. In addition to her experience with the technical aspects of the industry, she also worked in the areas of commodity risk management and energy trading.  She is currently Trustee-at-Large for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, an Editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter for the Institute for Energy Law, and serves on committees for various oil and gas conferences. Professor Ehrman received her B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta; J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law; and LL.M. from Yale Law School. During law school, she was Research Assistant to Professor John S. Lowe at SMU and for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy. Her articles include the formation of a natural gas OPEC, a response to the major arguments against hydraulic fracturing, and the impact of flaring regulations on Bakken operators.