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 Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology has elected its editorial board for the 2014-2015 academic year.   The new editors are:  Editor-in-Chief: Phan Nguyen; Managing Editor: Rustin Khavavi; Business Manager: Luke Hann; Chief Topics and Articles Editor: Jeremy McKinney; and Note Editor: Brice Beckwith.

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

Briana Novian, "Pain in the Ash?  EPA's Proposed Regulation of Fly Ash and the Impending Economic Threat to Sustainable Concrete"

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. 


Members of the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology are admitted to the journal by participating in the grade-on or write-on process. Members of the Editorial Board are elected each spring by members of the journal.

Starting in Fall 2014, all writers must either have taken or be enrolled in the IP Survey course. All editors are required to be enrolled or have taken one of the other IP/ technology related courses during their year as an editor in addition to having fulfilled the requirements as a writer.

For the editors chosen in Fall of 2014 (2014-2015 academic year), editors who have not already completed or will be enrolled in IP Survey (in the Fall of 2014) need to be specifically approved by Professor Ragavan to get credit for their work at OkJoLT.  Similarly, editors chosen in Fall of 2014 (2014-2015 academic year), in order to get credit, will need to fulfill taking a second course in any area of intellectual property in the future unless they contact Professor Ragavan and get specific exemption.

Starting in Fall 2015, all editors must take one of the other IP/technology related courses during their year as an editor in addition to having fulfilled the requirements as a writer.


To be considered for publication in the Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology, all manuscripts should conform to the following specifications:

1.  Double-spaced paragraphs with 1” margins;

2. Citations must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition)

3. A title page with author’s name, address, contact telephone number, fax, and email address;

4. A short abstract (approx. 250 words) to introduce the paper;

5. Author’s resume or curriculum vitae;

6. Adherence to a page limit of 45.


All submissions should be sent to the Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology via ExpressO.


Law Review Banquet Celebrates Accomplishments of Students

On March 31, 2014, The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted a joint Law Review Banquet celebrating the Oklahoma Law Review (Est. 1948), American Indian Law Review (Est. 1973), and Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology (Est. 2003).   Students, staff and faculty joined with law firm sponsors Fellers Snider, Gable Gotwals, Hall Estill and McAfee & Taft in the Kerr Student Lounge. 

The welcome and opening remarks were provided by Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr.  He joked with the students that they may wonder why they ever decided to participate on a law review.