Emily Hammond Meazell


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Director, Law Center
Associate Professor of Law
B.S., cum laude, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1996
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 2002

Emily Hammond Meazell joined the OU Law faculty in 2007 after serving as a visiting professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. She teaches administrative law; risk, public policy and law; energy law; and torts.

Professor Meazell's scholarly interests lie in administrative law, law and science, risk regulation, energy law, and water law. Her latest article, which examines the dialogic character of the relationship between courts and agencies, is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review; other recent publications appear in the Michigan Law Review and Indiana Law Journal. Professor Meazell's research-related service includes work for the International Atomic Energy Agency and service as a Hearing Examiner for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

Professor Meazell began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Following her clerkship, she served as an associate at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. While with the firm, she worked on all aspects of civil litigation in cases ranging from complex business disputes to pro bono civil rights suits. Professor Meazell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif, elected to the Order of Barristers and served as a senior notes editor of the Georgia Law Review. A former civil engineer who practiced in the environmental and water resources field prior to attending law school, Professor Meazell earned a B.S., cum laude, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she was inducted into Tau Beta Pi.