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OU College of Law Professor Owen Anderson Honored with National Teaching Award

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Owen L. Anderson is the 2011 recipient of a national teaching award that recognizes an outstanding educator in natural resources law.  The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation recently presented Anderson with the Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Anderson, an OU law faculty member since 1992, is the Eugene Kuntz Chair in Oil, Gas and Natural Resources and director of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program.

“The entire OU family joins me in congratulating Professor Anderson for receiving this signal national honor,” said OU President David L. Boren.  “It is a tribute to his national and international stature in his field.”

OU College of Law Dean Joe Harroz said, “Professor Anderson is a treasure. He is an international expert in natural resources law, lecturing extensively to audiences worldwide on the topic. He is also an invaluable resource to OU law students pursing natural resources law. Professor Anderson is an incredible classroom teacher who takes the time and initiative to connect students to international opportunities. He is very deserving of this award, and we are honored to have him on faculty.”

Anderson also is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee in Scotland and serves on the LL.M. visiting faculty at the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. Anderson has authored numerous articles on oil and gas law and serves on the board of editors for the Oil and Gas Reporter and the Texas Title Standards. A member of the Oklahoma, Texas, and North Dakota bars, he serves as a Commissioner for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and is a member of the American Law Institute. In addition, he is a trustee of both the Energy Mineral Law Foundation and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundations; a member of the International Oil and Gas Educational Center Advisory Board of the Center for American and International Law in Dallas, Texas; and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Established in 1993, the Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching is named after a founding father and eighth president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, who served as the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior during the Carter Administration and as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Lands and Resources Division of the Department of the Interior during the Johnson administration. He was a partner in the law firm of Davis, Graham, and Stubbs in Denver, Colo., and a teacher of natural resources law at the University of Colorado.  He authored a casebook that pioneered the teaching of the law of natural resources, and he served as editor-in-chief of the first edition of the American Law of Mining.

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