About the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

In 1998, Governor Frank Keating challenged institutions of higher education in the State of Oklahoma to take a leadership position in fostering research and development in advanced technology fields. The University of Oklahoma heeded this call and in an effort to continue this worthy pursuit, the University of Oklahoma College of Law welcomes you to the Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology, Oklahoma's first legal publication devoted to the convergence of emerging technology and the law.

The Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology (OKJOLT) is a scholarly publication produced by students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. OKJOLT will strive to keep practitioners, judges, policymakers and academic communities informed through the use of an easily accessible forum which provides timely and insightful scholarship regarding the dynamic field of technology law. It is our hope that this publication will lead to open dialogue about emerging technology and its effects on U.S. law.

OKJOLT is proud to be Oklahoma's first journal published exclusively in electronic format. Using the latest in electronic publishing technology the journal is able to publish timely data in a reader-friendly environment with hypertext linking to supporting documents, easily accessible through the World Wide Web.


The following works have been published on the OKJOLT site between December of 2012 and July of 2013 --

Charles Warren, "When the Feds Have Taken the Field: Federal Field Preemption of Claims Against Manufacturers Whose Medical Devices Have Received Premarket Approval by the FDA"

Kristian Bryant Rose, "Of Principle and Prudence: Analyzing the F.B.I.’S Reluctance to Electronically Record Interrogations"

Matt Jones, "EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. E.P.A.: Restraining the Federal Government’s Leadership Role in Stopping Interstate Air Pollution"

Maxwell S. Bayman, "Subsidizing Advanced Nuclear Energy"

Abstracts and complete PDF files of these works are available at the Current Publications page.

The OKJOLT Blog began publishing material during the spring semester of 2013.  Entries include --

"Four Things Every Inventor Should Do by March 15," by Max Stul Oppenheimer, Professor of Law, Univ. of Baltimore (Feb. 28, 2013)

"The Shadows of Social Networking," by Kyle Gregory (Feb. 19, 2013)