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Scholarship and Research

The OU College of Law is committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. Whether through traditional text, interviews, online outlets, or pro bono service, find here respected scholars who engage – and indeed, often lead – national and international discussion of the critical issues of our time. Our professors approach instruction innovatively, with a constant eye toward encouraging student understanding and proficiency on both pragmatic and theoretical fronts. We serve local and global communities with passion, experience, and care. Inside and out of the classroom, OU Law aims to inspire. We prepare our students for success.

Our faculty members have ranging interests and expertise. Learn more about them and their scholarship here and below.

Faculty Scholarship

Steven Gensler

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit recently cited OU Law Professor Steven Gensler's Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules and Commentary (2018 edition) in an opinion involving a missing painting.

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Publication Spotlight

Mary Sue Backus

“The Right to Counsel in Criminal Cases: Still a National Crisis?,” an article co-authored by OU Law Professor Mary Sue Backus and William and Mary Law School Professor Paul Marcus, is slated for fall publication in Volume 86 of the George Washington Law Review.

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Beyond the Classroom

Faculty Headlines – June 2018

From speaking engagements at international conferences to authoring materials in their specialty areas, OU Law faculty are committed to collaborating with other scholars to advance their areas of expertise.

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Recent Research and Expertise

Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law, MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor

Dependent Disclaimers

Professor Emeritus, Glenn R. Watson Centennial Chair in Law. Article Co-Author: Carolyn S. Thompson

The Law of Attorney Fees in Family Law Cases

Faculty Publications

Explore OU Law’s Digital Commons for the latest – and archived – articles, books, and other publications by our faculty.

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