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The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to welcome three new faculty members.
September 3, 2020
FeaturedUniversity of Oklahoma College of Law alumni found a unique way to give back to Oklahoma City essential workers, local restaurants and those affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.April 15, 2020Rebeka Morales, Event and Communications Coordinator
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Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Journal Symposium 2021: McGirt and Emerging Indian Country & The Path to Net Zero
The University of Oklahoma College of Law hosted the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Journal Symposium 2021 on April 2 via Zoom Webinar. This year’s symposium covered two main...
April 9, 2021
The Indigenous Peoples, Law and Power Symposium covering the topic of “New Directions Under the Biden Administration” was held via Zoom webinar on March 5, 2021. The symposium welcomed four guest speakers: David Mullon, Trent Shores, Kim Teehee and Kevin Washburn.
March 10, 2021
This Veterans Day, as we honor and remember the men and women who have selflessly served their country, we recognize members of the OU Law community who have also chosen the path of military service...
November 11, 2020
What led you to OU Law? I have wanted to go to law school since I was a teenager. I was active in speech contests and enjoyed making oral presentations. When I was in high school, I would go downtown and watch some of the trials at the courthouse, so, I got acquainted with the courtroom rather early. I obtained a Navy scholarship to go to OU. I was a regular Navy midshipman then I served three years in the far east before coming back to law school. I wanted to attend law school and came back to OU.
October 12, 2020
What led you to OU Law? OU Law has been part of my family since the 1920s. My great uncle was Dr. Maurice Merrill, a 1922 graduate of OU Law who then earned a Doctorate in Law from Harvard University in 1925. Merrill taught at OU Law for 30 years, published numerous seminal works in oil and gas law, constitutional law, administrative law and the law of Notice. While still in his twenties, Merrill published the seminal treatise Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Law, which has been a cornerstone of my cases. In law school, I lived with Uncle Maurice and marveled at his longhand scrawl which was literally final copy in its first draft form. In my mind, he will always be ten times the lawyer that I ever became.
October 8, 2020
What led you to OU Law? When I was a sophomore in high school in Walters, Oklahoma--a town of about 1500--I was bored in study hall and found a book on occupations and professions. I went through the book and almost by the process of elimination, I came to the profession of lawyer. I wasn’t quite sure what lawyers did, but I knew they didn’t work in the fields the way I grew up, picking cotton and bailing hay. I knew they wore suits, and maybe I had in my mind that the practice of law had some connection to public office. At any rate, from that time, I decided that I wanted to be a lawyer.
September 30, 2020
Emeritus Professor Joyce Palomar Featured at American College of Mortgage Attorneys Annual Conference
Joyce Palomar, Professor of Law and Kenneth E. McAfee Chair in Law Emeritus, appeared on Sept. 9 as a featured speaker at the annual conference of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
September 25, 2020
Osborne M. Reynolds, who served on the OU College of Law Faculty from 1968 to 2002, passed away on September 4, 2020. Although retired, he continued his affiliation with the College, maintaining an office in the Emeritus Faculty wing. Professor Reynolds taught courses in land use planning, local government, regulated industries, and torts. He was a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Betta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta and the American Bar Association.
September 15, 2020
On August 18, 1920, the United States Congress ratified the 19 th amendment granting American women the right to vote. To honor this day, we collected images of some of the first women admitted to the College of Law.
August 18, 2020
Rebeka Morales, Event and Communications Coordinator