Robert E. L. Richardson

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  • Professor Emeritus


B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1956

J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1960

LL.M., Georgetown University, 1961


A member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1958 to 1960 and special counsel to the governor, Professor Robert E. L. Richardson joined the OU faculty in 1964. He retired from the University at the end of the 2003 Spring Semester.

His teaching subjects include counseling and interviewing, criminal law, criminal procedure, law and psychiatry, and legislation.

Professor Richardson served as assistant dean of the College of Law from 1964 to 1970 and as director of the Oklahoma Center for Criminal Justice from 1971 to 1989. He also served as the Associate Dean for External Affairs from 1996 to 1998. Prior to his OU appointment, Richardson was in private practice in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

After serving in the state House of Representatives, Richardson was a staff attorney for the U.S. Subcommittee on Regulatory Agencies. He later served as associate counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Investigations.

Admitted to the Oklahoma Bar and the District of Columbia Bar in 1960, Richardson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association.

He is coauthor of Criminal Justice for United States Postal Inspectors and Oklahoma Felony Sentencing Practices. He is the editor of Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions.

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Professional Associations

Member of the American Bar Association

Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association

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