- Floyd and Martha Norris Chair
- Professor of Law
B.A., University of Dayton, 1974
J.D., University of Tulsa, 1980
L.L.M., Temple University, 1987
Professor Knippenberg joined the Law Faculty in 1990, and was named Floyd and Martha Norris Chair in Law in 2005. At the College of Law, Professor Knippenberg teaches Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, and Contracts. In addition, he has taught in those substantive areas as a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as the University Of Illinois College Of Law.
Professor Knippenberg is an active Bankruptcy and Commercial Law scholar. He has published scholarly articles on those subjects in some of the country's leading journals, including NYU, University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Northwestern law reviews.
Prior to joining University of Oklahoma law faculty, Professor Knippenberg was an Associate Professor at the University Of Toledo College Of Law. Before entering the academic community, he was an attorney for Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas.