University of Oklahoma Faculty
Program Director Steven S. Gensler is the Welcome D. & W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law. Professor Gensler joined the OU College of Law faculty in 2000. From 2005 to 2011, he served as a member of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He is the past chair of the AALS Section on Civil Procedure and an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Professor Donald T. Bogan is the Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma College 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 at OU in 2001 and served as Clinic Director through 2006. Professor Bogan practiced law in Greensboro, NC for 15 years and in California for 5 years, specializing in health law, ERISA, and insurance litigation.
Professor Taiawagi Helton joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2001, where he teaches environmental law, property law, and Indian law. His research emphasizes environmental and natural resources issues relating to Native Americans, as well as nation building in Indian country. Professor Helton began his legal career as a clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Henry, U.S.Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has served as a Special Justice for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Supreme Court (2004-2008) and as a member of the Board of Directors of Oklahoma Indian Legal Services. In 2012, Helton received teh OU Regents' Award for Superior Teaching.
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch is a Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of Bedfordshire. Professor Black-Branch has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He also is a Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, and serves as a Magistrate in Oxfordshire. He teaches in the area of public international law and is particularly interested in comparative human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes).