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Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J)

Published every other month, ONE J promotes legal scholarship in the oil and gas, energy, and natural resources fields and provides helpful case summaries for practitioners.

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Who We Are

The Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J) focuses on all facets of the energy and natural resources industry—including oil and gas, wind and other renewables, water, and agriculture. Since ONE J began operation in the spring of 2015, its student editorial boards have published nearly 2,000 pages of scholarly articles and case summaries. Students publish a new ONE J issue online every other month, making the journal the most frequently circulated of OU Law’s scholarly periodicals.

According to statistics from Digital Commons, ONE J works have been downloaded over 21,500 times since the journal’s founding. In the “Energy and Utilities Law Commons” section of the Digital Commons site, seven of the ten most popular articles for August 2017 came from ONE J. The readership for these works consists of scholars and practitioners around the world.

ONE J is the first peer-reviewed publication of its kind in the nation. The journal also hosts an annual symposium each spring.

Students at the College of Law are eligible to join ONE J during the summer before their 2L year. Rising 2L students may receive offers for membership based on either their performance in first-year classes or their written submissions during the annual law review writing competition. Rising 3L students and transfer students are also eligible for membership through the writing competition.

What's New at ONE J

ONE J’s September issue is now available, featuring the 2017 Survey on Oil and Gas.  The Survey is a summary of oil-and-gas-related regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments covering twenty-six states and sovereign lands, covering developments from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. The attorneys of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC conducted the research and prepared the articles for this issue, with the editorial assistance of ONE J members and candidates.  The twenty-six Survey articles are available in PDF format at the Current Issues page.

For the July issue,  ONE J collected eight archived works by the “Deans of Oil and Gas Law,” originally published over a forty-year span. To honor participants in the journal’s inaugural symposium, the editors prepared a series of these scholars’ past works, broadening the digital reach of their analyses. The authors are Owen L. Anderson, Bruce M. Kramer, John S. Lowe, Patrick H. Martin, Phillip E. Norvell, David R. Percy, David E. Pierce, and Ernest E. Smith. This issue is also available in PDF format at the Current Issues page.

The November issue of ONE J will include four new articles from other law professors who presented at the journal’s spring symposium.   Also that month, the editors plan to participate in the annual Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, to be held Nov. 17 in Oklahoma City.

How to Contact Us

Mason W. Smith, Editor-in-Chief:

Mariah K. Borek, Managing Editor:

Samuel R. Jimison, Submissions Editor:

Phone: (405) 325-5191

ONE J’s regular mailing address is: ONE J: Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019

ONE J on Digital Commons

Explore ONE J archives on OU Law's Digital Commons.

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