Rennard Strickland

  • Senior Scholar in Residence


Rennard Strickland is Senior Scholar in Residence at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  Strickland has an amazing personal history of achievement as a law professor, law school dean, prolific author, art collector, legal historian, and authority on Native American Law. He is Osage and Cherokee and a citizen of the Cherokee nation.  He has long been involved in legal education in the classroom and through participation and leadership in the Association of American Law Schools and the Society of American Law Teachers. He received the SALT Outstanding Teaching and Contribution to Law Reform Award in 1978 and he received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Minorities in the Profession in 1997.

Rennard Strickland was elected President of the Association of American Law Schools as well as Chair of the law school admissions council and to the American Bar Association section on legal education and admission to the bar. He was presented the Robert J. Kutack Award by the ABA Section in 2013 and was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. He is the only person who has been a tenured, full professor at all three of the ABA currently approved law schools in Oklahoma.


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Awards & Honors

SALT Outstanding Teaching and Contribution to Law Reform Award, 1978

Spirit of Excellence Award, American Bar Association Commission on Minorities, 1997

Robert J. Kutack Award, American Bar Association, 2013

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