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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 Summer 2020 issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 72, no. 4, is now available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. This issue features three new articles: "A Non-Compete Case Is an Antitrust Case: An Analysis of Oklahoma’s Post-Employment Restraint Law," by Judge John F. Fischer; "Anticipating Procedural Innovation: How and When Parties Calibrate Procedure Through Contract," by Professor Henry Allen Blair; and "Citing Sisters: A Study of the Oklahoma Appellate Courts," by Professor Lee F. Peoples.  Also featured is an essay, "A Former Senator’s Guide to Professional Responsibility: RPC 8.4 and the Appearance of Impropriety in Retainer Fees and Politics," by Michael S. Morgan.  The issue concludes with three student comments: "Innocent but Incarcerated: Reforming Oklahoma’s Criminal Pretrial Procedures to Combat Discrimination Against Indigent Defendants," by Bailey Betz ; "Shook: Litigation, Regulation, and Legislation Strategies to Better Protect Oklahoma’s Earthquake Insurance Policyholders," by Nick A. Marr; and "The Threshold Question: Oklahoma’s Taxing Task After South Dakota v. Wayfair," by Jonathan Rogers.

Serving on the Oklahoma Law Review editorial board for the 2020-2021 academic year are: Editor-in-Chief:  Allyson Shumaker; Managing Editor: Morgan E. Vastag; Executive Articles Editor:  Hammons P. Hepner; Articles Editors: Jennie M. Mook, Anamayan Narendran, and Austin T. Ray; Note & Comment Editors: Laurel D. Havens III, Nicholas A. Muñoz, and Lauren Swinney; Assistant Articles Editors: Sydney Barrett, Tanner Herrmann, Heather Huff, Wyatt McGuire, and Angela Sorensen; Assistant Managing Editors: Steven Amrein, Amanda Finch, Arron Kidder, Anna McNeil, Jordan Stroh, and William Whitehurst; Judiciary Committee: Steven Amrein, Wyatt McGuire, and Motahareh Nickel; Research Editor & Candidate Mentor: Gatlin Squires; Symposium Editor: Motahareh Nickel; Staff Editors: Laurel D. Havens III and Tanner Herrmann; Topic Editor & Candidate Mentor: Sydney Barrett.

The previous issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 72, no. 3, is still available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. This issue features three new articles: "Trust the Process: Understanding Procedural Standing Under Spokeo," by Professor Jon Romberg; "Reform Prosecutors and Separation of Powers," by Professor Logan Sawyer; and "The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation," by Brent Skorup & Jennifer Huddleston.  Also in this issue are three student works: a comment, "The Disability Dilemma: Difficulties Involving ERISA Claims for Subjective-Proof Diseases," by Courtney D. Keeling; and two notes, "Facebook and the Future of Fair Housing Online," by Jacob Parker Black; and "New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira: Putting the Wheels Back on the FAA’s Section 1 Exemption for Transportation Workers," by Reed C. Trechter.

The Oklahoma Law Review would like to thank the 2019-2020 editors for their diligence and hard work: Editor-in-Chief:  Jonathan L. Rogers; Managing Editor: Taylor Freeman Peshehonoff; Executive Articles Editor:  Bailey Betz; Articles Editors: Ryan D. Brown, Jacob M. Downs, and Karson J. Katz; Note & Comment Editors: Jacob P. Black, Courtney D. Keeling, and Nick Marr; Assistant Articles Editors: Connor Lane Ballinger, Evan J. Crumpley, Matthew Nieman, Reed C. Trechter, Grayson Powell Walker, and Allyson Wilcox; Assistant Managing Editors: Brennan T. Barger, Cooper E. Eppes, Marci J. Gracey, Justin Mai, Heather Swinburne Talley, and Isaac Z. Treadaway; Judiciary Committee: Evan J. Crumpley, Grant Scowden, and Austin Sheehy; Research Editor & Candidate Mentor: Sierra L. White; Symposium Editor: JD Weiss; Staff Editors: Natalie M. Jester and Austin Sheehy; Topic Editor & Candidate Mentor: Reed C. Trechter.

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. 42, no. 1 (1989) are now available through our Digital Commons page. Additional volumes will be added in the months ahead.

How to Contact Us

Allyson Shumaker, Editor-in-Chief:,  (405) 325-5192

Morgan E. Vastag, Managing Editor:, (405) 325-5192

Hammons P. Hepner, Executive Articles Editor:, (405) 325-5192

Michael Waters, Editorial Advisor:, (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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