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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

Volume 4, issue 2 of ONE J is now available on the Current Issues page. The 2018-19 board's second issue features a 2017 Oil and Gas Law Update. The update covers a wide range of topics within the ONE J fields across many states and sources of law. The author of the 2017 update, Mark Christiansen, is a practitioner at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City. This issue also includes recent case summaries on topics within the ONE fields.

The first issue of ONE J's fourth volume was published in late May and available on the Current Issues page. This issue features a book review of Peter Roberts' "Petroleum Contracts: English Law and Practice," by practicing attorney and adjunct professor of law Norman Nadorff. Also featured are student works by ONE J editors Dillon Hollingsworth, Stephan Owings, Kaleb R. Smith, and Jordan Wybrant, and by recent graduate Morgen Potts.

The following editors are serving on the 2018-19 ONE J editorial board: Editor-in-Chief: Collin McCarthy; Managing Editor: Megan Douglah; Articles Editors: Slate Olmstead, Stephan Owings, Ben Warden, and Megan Conner; Case Editors: Marshall Stone, Tristan Davis, and Scott Kiplinger; Submissions Editor: Erica Grayson; Symposium Editors: Lina Khalaf and Kaleb Smith; Operations Editor: Jordan Wybrant; and Media Editor: Dillon Hollingsworth.

ONE J would like to thank those who served as editors during the 2017-18 academic year: Editor-In-Chief: Mason W. Smith; Managing Editor: Mariah K. Borek; Articles Editors: Douglas R. Brooking and Samuel R. Jimison; Case Editors: Joshua J. Conaway, Sha’Kera Trimble, and John David Weidman; Submissions Editor: Samuel R. Jimison; and Symposium Editors: Douglas R. Brooking and Samuel R. Jimison.

How to Contact Us

Collin McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief:

Megan Douglah, Managing Editor:

Erica Grayson, 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

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