Drew L. Kershen


Professor Emeritus
Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1966
J.D., University of Texas, 1968
LL.M., Harvard University, 1975

Professor Drew Kershen, who joined the OU law faculty in 1971, teaches courses on agricultural law, legal history, professional responsibility, and water rights. In recent years, Professor Kershen has focused his teaching, research, and lecturing on agricultural biotechnology law and policy.

After receiving his juris doctorate in 1968, he joined a private practice in Atlanta. In 1973, he was named a fellow in law and humanities at Harvard University. He has held visiting professorships at the universities of Kansas, Illinois, and Arkansas Little Rock. During the summer terms and semester intersessions, he has taught at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Oklahoma City University, the University of Texas, and Texas Tech.

Kershen is coauthor of Farm Products Financing and Filing Service, written in 1990 with J. Thomas Hardin. He has authored more than 40 other book chapters, grant reports, and law review articles.

Admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1969 (inactive) and the Oklahoma Bar in 1972, Kershen is a member of the Oklahoma Water Law Advisory Commission and the Order of the Coif. Kershen is a past member of the Board of Directors and past president of the American Agricultural Law Association. He served as a trustee to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation from 1991-1995. Additionally, Professor Kershen was a Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Honduras in 1999, and served as the Co-Reporter for the UCC Article 7 Revision Committee from 2000-2003.