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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 Oklahoma Law Review has chosen editors for 2019-2020.  They are: 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, Nick Marr, and Courtney D. West; 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: J.D. Weiss; Staff Editors: Natalie M. Jester and Austin Sheehy; Topic Editor & Candidate Mentor: Reed C. Trechter.

The latest issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 71, no. 4 (Summer 2019) is now available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. This issue features an article by Rachel Levinson-Waldman, "Private Eyes, They're Watching You: Law Enforcement’s Monitoring of Social Media," based on her 2018 Henry Lecture at the College of Law.  Also featured are three other new articles: "Relational Preferences in Chapter 11 Proceedings," by Brook E. Gotberg; "'The Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision and the Clash Between Nondiscrimination and Religious Freedom," by Klint W. Alexander; and "Detaining ISIS: Habeas and the Phantom Menace," by Ernesto Hernández-López.

The Oklahoma Law Review would like to thank the 2018-2019 board members for their service: Editor-in-Chief: Collen L. Steffen; Managing Editor: Katherine M. Raunikar; Executive Articles Editor: Alan Fonseca; Articles Editors: Sarah K. Capps, Anthony W. Joyce, and Thomas J. Joyce; and Note and Comment Editors: Victoria Johnson, Eric Krampf, and Allison Meinders.  Students chosen for appointed editor positions are: Assistant Articles Editors: Becky Bryan, Cooper Davis, Jake Martin, Maegan Murdock, Shelby Rice, and Matt Stott; Assistant Managing Editors: Jim John, Wil Norton, Ashley Ray, Chris Slocum, Paul Tortorici, and Scottie Verplank; Judiciary Committee: Jake Martin, Ashlyn Smith, and Matt Stott; Research Editor and Candidate Mentor: Phoebe Mitchell; Symposium Editor: Hayley Parker; Topic Editor and Candidate Mentor: Shelby Rice; and Staff Editors: Amanda Broussard and Chris Slocum.

The previous issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 71, no. 3, is still is available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. This issue featured four new articles: "Inefficient Litigation over Forum: The Unintended Consequence of the JVCA’s “Bad Faith” Exception to the Bar on Removal of Diversity Cases After One Year," by Professor E. Farish Percy; "'The Disappointing History of Science in the Courtroom: Frye, Daubert, and the Ongoing Crisis of 'Junk Science' in Criminal Trials," by Professor Jim Hilbert; "Dispute Resolution Neutrals’ Ethical Obligation to Support Measured Transparency," by Professor Nancy A. Welsh; and "Punishing Families for Being Poor: How Child Protection Interventions Threaten the Right to Parent While Impoverished," by Professor David Pimentel.

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

How to Contact Us

Collen L. Steffen, Editor-in-Chief:,  (405) 325-5192

Katherine M. Raunikar, Managing Editor:, (405) 325-5192

Alan Fonseca, 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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