The OU College of Law presented Jason Maloy with the Owen L. Anderson Distinguished ONE Award, as only the second recipient of this recognition, in honor of the magnitude of his impact on the oil and...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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