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 Owen L. Anderson is the Eugene Kuntz Chair in Law in Oil, Gas & Natural Resources and serves as the Director of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program in Energy, Natural Resources & Indigenous Peoples Law. He also regularly teaches at the University of Texas, the University of Dundee, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Sydney, and has lectured at numerous other universities and venues in Angola, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Qatar, Thailand, and elsewhere. He has authored over 100 articles and is a co-author of the leading casebook on International Petroleum Transactions.
Professor Liesa L. Richter is the Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Professor Richter joined the OU faculty in 2001. She has taught Torts I, Torts II, Advanced Torts, Corporations, Conflict of Laws, and Evidence. Her research focuses on federal evidentiary policy, as well as the attorney-client privilege in the corporate context.
Distinguished Jurist in Residence
The Honorable Steven W. Taylor is the Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. from Oklahoma State University and the J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In his 20 years as a trial judge, he presided over more than 500 jury trials, including the Terry Nichols Oklahoma City bombing case. On September 24, 2004, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch is the Head of School of Law and 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).