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

Published every other month, 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 nearly 2,000 pages of scholarly articles and case summaries. Students publish a new ONE J issue online every other month, making the journal the most frequently circulated of OU Law’s scholarly periodicals.

According to statistics from Digital Commons, ONE J works have been downloaded over 21,500 times since the journal’s founding. In the “Energy and Utilities Law Commons” section of the Digital Commons site, seven of the ten most popular articles for August 2017 came from ONE J. The readership for these works 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 March issue, volume 3.6, is now available. This issue, the final publication of the 2017-18 board, features articles written by this year's candidates for membership.  It is available for download at the Current Issues page.

The journal's previous issue, volume 3.5 of ONE J is available at the Current Issues page as well.  Volume 3.5 features two articles: one examines recent cases in the area of oil and gas royalty litigation, and the other explores the history of fossil fuel production in the Permian Basin. The first of these was originally presented at the 2017 Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy. The journal’s members volunteered at the Conference in November and enjoyed collaborating with the practitioners who headlined this year’s event. Volume 3.5 also includes a heap of recent case summaries and is available for download at the Current Issues page.

Volume 3.4 of ONE J is also available at the Current Issues page, featuring case summaries and three new articles from professors who presented at the journal’s inaugural symposium last spring. The articles explore issues concerning the global market for liquefied natural gas, the siting of carbon dioxide pipelines, and the “production in paying quantities” standard for oil and gas leases.

ONE J Symposium

The second annual ONE J Symposium is taking place Friday, April 6, 2018, at the College of Law. Check out the full schedule here. RSVP for the symposium here. Register to attend for CLE credit here.

How to Contact Us

Mason W. Smith, Editor-in-Chief:

Mariah K. Borek, Managing Editor:

Samuel R. Jimison, 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

ONE J on Digital Commons

Explore ONE J archives on OU Law's Digital Commons.

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