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Scholarship and Research

The OU College of Law is committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. Whether through traditional text, interviews, online outlets, or pro bono service, find here respected scholars who engage – and indeed, often lead – national and international discussion of the critical issues of our time. Our professors approach instruction innovatively, with a constant eye toward encouraging student understanding and proficiency on both pragmatic and theoretical fronts. We serve local and global communities with passion, experience, and care. Inside and out of the classroom, OU Law aims to inspire. We prepare our students for success.

Our faculty members have ranging interests and expertise. Learn more about them and their scholarship here.

In The News

Dean and Professor Thai featured in the Wall Street Journal

OU Dean of Research and Enrichment and Professor Joseph Thai is featured in The Wall Street Journal to discuss court challenges after the landmark Supreme Court Case, McGirt v. Oklahoma

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Faculty Scholarship

Prof. E. Johnson Published in the Northwestern Law Review

Professor Eric Johnson explores how platform companies that host a marketplace can hijack product ideas & sales from participating smaller retailers. He proposes a “retail-data right” grounded in IP law as a fix.

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Faculty Scholarship

Prof. Tovino's JAMA study on grateful patient fundraising featured in the NY Times

Professor Tovino's co-authored study on grateful patient fundraising was recently released by the The Journal of the American Medical Association and featured in the New York Times.

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Professional Service

Prof. Aswad Appointed to Oversight Board

Professor Evelyn Aswad has been appointed to to the newly created Oversight Board, which will review certain content decisions by Facebook and Instagram. 

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Legal Engagement

Facebook Cites OU Law in Report Summarizing Global Reactions to Content Oversight Board

Facebook has released a report with appendices that summarizes six months of global outreach on its plan to create a content Oversight Board. OU Law’s Center for International Business & Human Rights, which participated in the consultation process by hosting a roundtable and a public town hall meeting with Facebook executives and by submitting written comments, was cited in the report and appendix. IBHRC Director Prof. Evelyn Aswad was cited in the report seven times.

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Recent Research and Expertise

Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law President's Associates Presidential Professor

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Faculty Publications

Explore OU Law’s Digital Commons for the latest – and archived – articles, books, and other publications by our faculty.

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