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Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J)

Published four times a year, ONE J promotes legal scholarship in the oil and gas, energy, and natural resources fields and provides helpful case summaries for practitioners.

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Who We Are

The Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J) focuses on all facets of the energy and natural resources industry—including oil and gas, wind and other renewables, water, and agriculture. Since ONE J began operation in the spring of 2015, its student editorial boards have published over 4,100 pages of scholarly articles and case summaries. Students publish a new ONE J issue online four times a year.

According to statistics from Digital Commons, ONE J works have been downloaded over 56,875 times from 3,864 institutions in 164 countries since the journal’s founding. In the ‘Energy and Utilities Law Commons’ section of the Digital Commons site, five of the ten most popular articles for December 2017 came from ONE J. The readership for these works consists of scholars and practitioners around the world.

ONE J is the first peer-reviewed publication of its kind in the nation. The journal also hosts an annual symposium each spring.

Students at the College of Law are eligible to join ONE J during the summer before their 2L year. Rising 2L students may receive offers for membership based on either their performance in first-year classes or their written submissions during the annual law review writing competition. Rising 3L students and transfer students are also eligible for membership through the writing competition.

What's New at ONE J

ONE J’s October issue is now available, featuring the 2020 Survey on Oil and Gas.  The Survey is a summary of oil-and-gas-related regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments covering twenty-six states, along with sovereign lands in the U.S.  It covers developments from August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020. The attorneys of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC conducted the research and prepared the articles for this issue, with the editorial assistance of ONE J members and candidates.  The twenty-six Survey articles are available in PDF format at the Current Issues page.  The October issue also includes recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields.

Editors serving on the ONE J editorial board for 2020-2021 are: Editor-in-Chief: Jake Ware; Managing Editor: Jared Plaudis; Case Editors: Will Dakil, Modupe Adamolekun, and Sam Moore; Articles Editors: John Sheldon, Joe Leatherwood, and Alyssa Poe; Submissions Editor: Cole Brown; and Symposium Coordinator: Spencer Gill.

Volume 6, issue 1 of ONE J was published in August and is also available on the Current Issues page.  The articles are: "Necessity or Overreach? Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Law Interpretation in Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Cases," by Laura N. Coordes, and "Host Granting Instrument Models: Why Do They Matter and for Whom," by Eduardo Guedes Pereira, Cătălin-Gabriel Stănescu, Wan Mohd Zulhafiz, Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres, Waniss Almashri Otman, Yanal Abul Failat & Aaron Koenck.  The issue also includes recent case summaries.

How to Contact Us

Jake Ware, Editor-in-Chief:

Jared Plaudis, Managing Editor:

Cole Brown, Submissions Editor:

Phone: (405) 325-5191

ONE J’s regular mailing address is: ONE J: Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019

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