The curriculum for the MLS in Oil, Gas and Energy Law was created by the leadership of the Energy Law section at the University of Oklahoma.  Working with industry practitioners ensured that the required skills and legal background necessary for success in related fields in the energy industry was included in the program.  Students will learn both from OU Faculty and industry practitioners affiliated with OU Law.

Ken Blakley

Adjunct Professor
B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1981
J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1985


  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law
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Dean A. Couch

Adjunct Professor
B.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 1976
J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1982


  • Water Law for the Energy Industry

Email: dcouch@gablelaw.com

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Monika Ehrman

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


  • Negotiations and Communications

Email: mehrman@ou.edu

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Darin Fox

Associate Dean
Director of the Law Library
Professor of Law
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1989
J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1992
M.S., University of Illinois, 1993


  • Legal Research for the Energy Industry

Email: darinfox@ou.edu

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J. Brent Hagy

Professor of Practice
B.A., Economics, Texas Tech University, 1994
M.A., Communication Studies, Texas Tech University, 1996
J.D., Texas Tech University, 1999


  • Midstream Oil and Gas Law

Email: j.brent.hagy@gmail.com

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J. David Hampton

Professor of Practice
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1977
J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1980


  • Introduction to Property Law and Natural Resources
  • Mineral Title Examination

Email: attyshandm@aol.com

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Eric King

Professor of Practice
B.S.E. Oklahoma Christian College, 1970
J.D. University of Oklahoma, 1976


  • Oil and Gas Regulatory Practice

Email: eking@gablelaw.com

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Brian McCall

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Director of the Law Center
Director of Legal Assistant Education
Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professor in Law
B.A., Yale University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

M.A. Kings College University of London, Fulbright Scholar, 1992
J.D. University of Pennsylvania, Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, 1997


  • Foundations of Contract Law for the Energy Industry

Email: brian.mccall@ou.edu

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Gail Mullins

Director, Experiential Learning
Director, Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy
Assistant Professor of Law
B.S. Medical Technology, Oklahoma State University, 1972
Internship Medical Technology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, 1972
J.D., with Highest Honors, University of Oklahoma, 1993


  • Legal Drafting

Email: gmullins@ou.edu

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Stephanie R. Timmermeyer

Adjunct Professor
B.S., West Virginia University, 1990
M.S., Marshall University, 1997
J.D., West Virginia University, 2001


  • Federal, State and Indian Lands
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Kristen Van de Biezenbos

Associate Professor of Law
B.A., The University of Tennessee, 2000
M.F.A. The University of New Orleans, 2007
J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2010


  • Federal Lands Offshore
  • Project Economics and Finance
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