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Oklahoma Law Review

Since 1948, the University of Oklahoma College of Law has published the Oklahoma Law Review (OLR) to serve the profession and the public with timely discussion of legal issues.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1948, the Oklahoma Law Review is published quarterly by University of Oklahoma College of Law to serve the profession and the public with timely discussions of state and federal legal issues. OLR’s editorial board and membership are composed of law students, who work in consultation with a faculty advisor. Each issue of the Review contains articles written by scholars and practitioners, as well as comments and notes authored by journal editors and members. OLR also publishes an annual symposium issue.

OU Law students gain admittance to OLR via high academic standing or by selection through an annual writing competition. First-year students are briefed on these two methods in the Legal Writing and Research class. Members develop invaluable skills in analyzing legal problems, marshaling authorities, and expressing themselves accurately and precisely. Academic credit is also earned for participation on OLR. Approximately fifty students take part in OLR each academic year.

What's New at OLR

The Autumn 2023 issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 76, no. 1, was published in January and is available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. This special issue collects papers from the Review's symposium held at the College of Law in October 2022, "Name, Image, and Likeness in College Sports."  Participating scholars are:  Marc Edelman, Eric E. Johnson & Kit Johnson, Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, Alicia Jessop, Esq., John T. Holden, Thomas A. Baker III & Joanna Wall Tweedie, Kathryn Kisska-Schulze, Alfred C. Yen, and Meg Penrose.

Serving on the Oklahoma Law Review for the 2023-2024 academic year are: Editor-in-Chief: Madison Estes; Managing Editor: T. Grace Hall; Executive Articles Editor: Kale Parker; Articles Editors: Emily Fogg, Emery Green, and Stephanie Hayes; Note & Comment Editors: Caleb Osigian, Daniel Wheelock, and Sara Wray; Assistant Articles Editors: Connor Clark, Margaret East, Hannah Edmondson, and Skylar Hill; Assistant Managing Editors: Carlee Apel, Parker Lawter, Rachel Miller, Nick Rupert, Chad Smith, and Trey Waters; Judiciary Committee: Nick Candido, Sophia Silvernail, and Trey Waters; Research Editor and Candidate Mentor: Skylar Hill; Symposium Editor: Emily Brown; Topic Editor and Candidate Mentor: Nickolas Curry; and Staff Editors: Connor Clark, Nickolas Curry, and Margaret East.

The previous issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 75, no. 4, is also available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. Featured are three new articles: “Is a Green Tie Enough? – Truth and Lies in the Courtroom,” by Jack B. Harrison; “The Work-Life Virus: Working from Home and Its Implications for the Gender Gap and Questions of Intersectionality,” by Tammy Katsabian; and “The Road to Autonomy,” by Nicole K. McConlogue. Also featured are three new student comments: “Three Ways to Sit Under a Shady Grove: The Uncertain Future of the Oklahoma Citizens Participation Act in Federal Court,” by Nicholas Rinehart; “Not So Clear and Plain: Exploring the Circuit Split on the Applicability of Federal Labor & Employment Laws to Tribes,” by Logan C. Hibbs; and “A Week to Prep, Two Minutes to Talk, and Two Days to Move: Why Oklahoma’s Eviction Courts Are Out of Step with the Constitution,” by Adam H. Hines.

The Oklahoma Law Review is currently reviewing articles.  See the Submissions page for details.

The Oklahoma Law Review back issue archive is in the process of being relocated. PDF copies of issues going back to vol. 34, no. 1 (1981) are now available through our Digital Commons page. Additional volumes will be added in the months ahead.

How to Contact Us

Madison Estes, Editor-in-Chief: madisonestes1@ou.edu, (918) 330-0551, (405) 325-5192

Grace Hall, Managing Editor: t.gracehall@ou.edu, (405) 915-9757, (405) 325-5192

Kale Parker, Executive Articles Editor: kaledparker@ou.edu, (918) 318-0383, (405) 325-5192

Michael Waters, Editorial Advisor: mwaters@ou.edu, (405) 325-5191

OLR's regular mailing address is: Oklahoma Law Review, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019

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