University of Oklahoma Faculty
Program Director Donald T. Bogan is the Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma, and the Frank and Edna Elkouri Professor of Law. He graduated from Brown University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. Professor Bogan joined the OU Law faculty in 2000, following a year as a Visiting Professor. He was appointed Director of Clinical Education in 2001 and served as Clinic Director through 2006. Professor Bogan practiced law in Greensboro, North Carolina for 15 years and in California for 5 years, specializing in health law, ERISA, and insurance litigation.
Associate Dean Darin K. Fox joined the College of Law in 2005 as Director of the Law Library. He previously served as an Assocaite Dean, Director of Information Technology, and Computer Services Librarian at the University of Southern California Law School from 1994-2004. Dean Fox's primary research interest is the intersection of law libraries and information technology. He recently authored a book chapter on libraries and data, and he co-authored a book on Oklahoma Legal Research. Dean Fox also recently served as President of the Mid-America Law Library Consortium (MALLCO) and Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.
Professor Joseph Thai holds the Watson Centennial Chair in Law. He teaches and writes on constitutional law and the Supreme Court. He recieved his A.B. in English from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law. Following law school, Professor Thai clerked on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge David Ebel and on the Supreme Court for Justices John Paul Stevens and Byron White. Students have voted him most outstanding professor multiple times.
Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. is the Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, University Vice President, and the Fenelon Boesche Chair of Law. He primarily teaches in the area of employment law. He received a B.A. in Economics from OU and his J.D. from Georgetown University. In 1994, he joined OU as Vice President for Executive Affairs. He served twelve years as General Counsel to the Board of Regents before being named Dean of the College of Law in July 2010.
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch is a Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of Bedfordshire. Professor Black-Branch has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He also is a Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, and serves as a Magistrate in Oxfordshire. He teaches in the area of public international law and is particularly interested in comparative human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes).