National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)

This two-day conference will take place at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, 2022 and is hosted by OU Law. Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to attend.

About the NBLSC Conference

This is the 13th meeting of the NBLSC, an annual conference that draws legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.

If you are thinking about entering the academy and would like to receive informal mentoring and learn more about job market dynamics, please let us know. 

Conference Information

Conference Hotels

Room blocks have been reserved at two hotels in the Norman area for this event. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton
Norman Hotel & Conference Center

2501 Conference Dr. 
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 364-8040 and give them code OUL
Room rates starting at $119
To reserve through the room block, click here
If this link does not take you directly to our discounted rate page, please click on Special Rates and place OUL in the Group Code box. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norman
2500 Conference Dr.
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 928-5300
Room rates starting at $121
To reserve through the room block, click here

Restaurants in Norman

Refined option offering elevated Italian fare, prime steaks, seafood & wine amid a cozy ambiance.
105 W Main St.

Blackbird Gastropub
Great for a meal and drinks, located on historic Campus Corner.
575. University Blvd.

Handcrafted beer, sophisticated pub grub & monthly wine tastings in a lively brick-walled setting.
201 S Crawford Ave.

The Garage
Located on historic Main Street, Smitty's Garage is your one-stop shop for tasty burgers and fries in Norman.
307 E Main St.

The Library 
Established in 1920’s, in a building that was once a home, then a dining hall for a fraternity, The Library Bar & Grill is an English-style meeting house in Norman, OK.
607 W Boyd St.

Neighborhood JAM
Preparing ‘The Most Important Meal of the Day’ with the goal to evolve the A.M. dining experience in Oklahoma while committed to ‘Keeping it Local’ within the community.
102. W. Main St.

O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grill
A Norman staple located in the heart of Campus Corner
769 Asp. Ave.

Penny Hill Subs
Penny Hill offers a hearty menu of sandwiches and entrees along with a hefty bar selection.
1150 W. Lindsey St.

Pepe Delgado’s
Pepe Delgado’s Mexican Food and Tequila House features fresh food from southern Mexico 
786 Asp Ave.

Redrock Canyon Grill
Featuring an outdoor patio and bar, Redrock Canyon Grill’s menu offers comfort food in an elegant locale with Legacy Park’s water fountains adjacent.
1820 Legacy Park Dr.

The Mont
Known for its patio, Sooner Swirl, chips and queso and Sooner scoreboards, The Mont is a MUST EAT while in Norman.
1300 Classen Blvd.

The Porch
Sit on the Porch and enjoy food and drink on a second-story patio facing the University of Oklahoma.
311 W. Boyd St.

The Ranch Steakhouse
Opened in 2020, the Ranch Steakhouse serves a high-end steakhouse dinner experience.
2120 24th Ave. NW

Rudy's Country Store and BBQ
Brisket, ribs & sides served up cafeteria-style in a no-frills setting with indoor picnic tables.
3450 Chautauqua Ave.

Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
Hip, modern eatery serving New American cuisine & craft cocktails amid industrial-chic decor.
132 W Main St.

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Warmly painted, art-lined outpost for familiar Thai favorites like tom yum & noodle dishes.
211 W Main St.

Bustling daytime eatery serving a range of classic breakfast & lunch plates in a modern interior.
123 E Main St.

Velvet Taco
A one-of-a-kind taco concept serving premium food in a unique & funky fast-casual setting. Founded on the idea that tacos don’t have to be associated with Tex-Mex cuisine and can be made with the same care and quality ingredients as fine dining.
1440 W Lindsey St.

The Winston
Located in Downtown Norman, the Winston features upscale pub food and a wide drink menu.
106 W. Main St.

Volare Pizzeria
Volare Pizzeria provides a rooftop patio, mezzanine ambience and plenty of pizzeria options.
315 White St.

Airport Information

Will Rogers World Airport, located in Oklahoma City, is the closest airport to the University of Oklahoma College of Law campus. 
7100 Terminal Drive, Unit 937, Oklahoma City, OK 73159

All major airlines offer daily service including American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United. 

Car rental is located north of the airport terminal at 5201 S. Meridian Avenue. Busses are available outside departure doors to take you to and from the facility which is a 3 - 4 minute drive. To find a rental car, you may visit the Will Rogers rental car website page

If you are looking for public transportation to your hotel or conference, Will Rogers offers a variety of options including paid shuttles and taxi scheduling. Please visit Public Transportation for Will Rogers for your preference. 

OU Law Parking and Directions

Conference Organizers

Afra Afsharipour


Anthony Casey


Eric Chaffee


Joan Heminway


Kristin Johnson


Elizabeth Pollman


Jeff Schwartz


Megan Wischmeier Shaner


Steven Davidoff Solomon



If you have questions or need additional information about this year's NBLSC conference, please contact OU Law Professor Megan Shaner at

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