About the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

In 1998, Governor Frank Keating challenged institutions of higher education in the State of Oklahoma to take a leadership position in fostering research and development in advanced technology fields. The University of Oklahoma heeded this call and in an effort to continue this worthy pursuit, the University of Oklahoma College of Law welcomes you to the Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology, Oklahoma's first legal publication devoted to the convergence of emerging technology and the law.

The Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology (OKJOLT) is a scholarly publication produced by students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. OKJOLT will strive to keep practitioners, judges, policymakers and academic communities informed through the use of an easily accessible forum which provides timely and insightful scholarship regarding the dynamic field of technology law. It is our hope that this publication will lead to open dialogue about emerging technology and its effects on U.S. law.

OKJOLT is proud to be Oklahoma's first journal published exclusively in electronic format. Using the latest in electronic publishing technology the journal is able to publish timely data in a reader-friendly environment with hypertext linking to supporting documents, easily accessible through the World Wide Web.


The following works were prepared by the 2014-15 editorial board and were published on the OKJOLT website in July and August of 2015 --

Emmy Latifah, "Access to Genetics Resources in Indonesia: Need Further Legislation?"

Qadir Qeidary, "Emerging Issues: New Uses, Whether Threat or Chance, What Is the Current and Appropriate Legal Treatment?"

Caitlin A. Buxton, "Bridgeman Art Library, Ltd. v. Corel Corporation Revisited: Authors Guild v. Hathitrust and the New Frontier of Fair Use"

Foster Dobry, "Confusion Abounds Regarding Patent Eligibility Within the Biotechnology Community"

Rustin Brent Khavari, "Stonewalling the Oklahoman Clean Energy Movement: Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s 2014 Integrated Resource Plan Update"

Aaron L. Jackson, "The Sky Is Not Falling: An Analysis of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and the Proposed Identity Ecosystem"

Alex Campbell, "The Legal Implications of Sony's Cyberhack"

More 2014-2015 works will be published in August.  Abstracts and complete PDF files of all available 2014-2015 works are now available at the Current Publications page.   These works will also be available soon on Westlaw and HeinOnline.

The Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology's editorial board members for 2014-2015 were as follows:  Editor-in-Chief: Phan Nguyen; Managing Editor: Rustin Khavari; Business Manager: Luke Hann; Chief Topics and Articles Editor: Jeremy McKinney; and Note Editor: Brice Beckwith.


Members of the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology are admitted to the journal by participating in the grade-on or write-on process. Members of the Editorial Board are elected each spring by members of the journal.

Starting in Fall 2014, all writers must either have taken or be enrolled in the IP Survey course. All editors are required to be enrolled or have taken one of the other IP/ technology related courses during their year as an editor in addition to having fulfilled the requirements as a writer.

For the editors chosen in Fall of 2014 (2014-2015 academic year), editors who have not already completed or will be enrolled in IP Survey (in the Fall of 2014) need to be specifically approved by Professor Ragavan to get credit for their work at OkJoLT.  Similarly, editors chosen in Fall of 2014 (2014-2015 academic year), in order to get credit, will need to fulfill taking a second course in any area of intellectual property in the future unless they contact Professor Ragavan and get specific exemption.

Starting in Fall 2015, all editors must take one of the other IP/technology related courses during their year as an editor in addition to having fulfilled the requirements as a writer.


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OU Law Hosts Debate on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

This week, OU Law hosted a debate featuring four experts on civil asset forfeiture within the state of Oklahoma. The debate topic centered on the issue of reforming the state’s current laws on civil asset forfeiture.

Panelists included Oklahoma State Senator Kyle Loveless, First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland, Oklahoma City Police Major Bill Weaver and Legal Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma Brady Henderson.