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

Published four times a year, 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 over 6,900 pages in eight volumes of scholarly articles and case summaries. Students publish a new ONE J issue online four times a year.

According to May 2023 statistics from Digital Commons, ONE J works have been downloaded 157,468 times from 194 countries since the journal’s founding. Readership for ONE J 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 newest issue, volume 8, number 3, was published in May and has been posted to the Current Issues page.  This edition includes the following articles: "Navigating Accountability in Swamped Fields: Why Texas Needs Uniform Regulation for Well Collision Liability," by Iliana Martinez; "Life After Sixty: Subsequent License Renewals and Criticisms of N.R.C. Licensing," by Cameron Tarry Hughes; and "Evolving Trends in Production Sharing Agreements & Cost Recovery Systems," by Eduardo G. Pereira, Reg Fowler, Thomas Stephens, Alicia Elias-Roberts, André Lemos, Wan Mohd Zulhafiz Wan Zahari, Reyhan Kamil, and Nurzhan Kakimov.  The issue also includes recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields.

Editors serving on the ONE J editorial board for the 2023-2024 academic year are: Editor-in-Chief: Kelsey Lauerman; Managing Editor: Alli Niemiec; Submissions Editor: Gabrielle Hamilton; Articles Editors: Stephanie Flores Reyes, Kyle Hinchey, Samuel Skupin, Quinn Taylor, and Daniel Zonas; Case Editors: Chris Burr, Shivani Lalloo, Rosemary Mahaffey, and Charles Phillips; Symposium Editor: Kody Hicks; Operating Editor: Brie Miller; Media Editor: Ashlin Murray; Alumni Relations Editor: Tyler Crook; and Discipline Chair: Kyle Garza.

Volume 8, number 2 of ONE J was published in December, 2022 and is available on the Current Issues page.  This issue features the 2022 Survey of Oil and Gas. The Survey is a summary of oil-and-gas-related regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments covering twenty-six states, along with sovereign lands in the U.S.  It covers developments from August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022. 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. 

ONE J would like to thank the editors who served during the 2022-2023 academic year: Editor-in-Chief: Hank Herren; Managing Editor: Meghan Brobst; Articles Editors: Nathan Downey, Fisher Fulton, Kylen Huffman, Emily Richard, Alyssa Sloan, and Mylon Smith; Case Editors: Ben Davis, Emma Farha, Keaton Mayfield, Nathan Moore, and Patric Friend; Submissions Editor: Amandeep Kaur; Symposium Editor: Matthew Peace; Operating Editor: Madeline Lange; Media Editor: Ashlyn Frix; ; Alumni Relations Editor: Zachary Smith;  and Discipline Chair: Kylen Huffman.

Back issues of ONE J from vol. 1, no. 1 are available at the journal's Digital Commons archive.

How to Contact Us

Hank Herren, Editor-in-Chief:

Meghan Brobst, Managing Editor:

Amandeep Kaur, 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

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