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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 6,900 pages in eight volumes of scholarly articles and case summaries. Students publish a new ONE J issue online four times a year.

According to September 2023 statistics from Digital Commons, ONE J works have been downloaded 165,774 times from 195 countries since the journal’s founding. Readership for ONE J consists of scholars and practitioners around the world. 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 newest issue, volume 9, number 2, was published in December and features the 2023 Survey of 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, 2022 through July 31, 2023. 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.

Editors serving on the ONE J editorial board for the 2023-2024 academic year are: Editor-in-Chief: Kelsey Lauerman; Managing Editor: Alli Niemiec; Submissions Editor: Gabrielle Hamilton; Articles Editors: Stephanie Flores Reyes, Kyle Hinchey, Samuel Skupin, Quinn Taylor, and Daniel Zonas; Case Editors: Chris Burr, Shivani Lalloo, Rosemary Mahaffey, and Charles Phillips; Symposium Editor: Kody Hicks; Operating Editor: Brie Miller; Media Editor: Ashlin Murray; Alumni Relations Editor: Tyler Crook; and Discipline Chair: Kyle Garza.

Volume 9, number 1, was published in September and has also been posted to the Current Issues page.  This edition includes the following articles: “To Clear the Air: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company and Evolving National Acceptance of RSG Certification Standards,” by Grasyn Fuller; “Why ‘Go Green’ When You Can Stay Sooner Red?: An Analysis of Oklahoma’s Energy Discrimination Act of 2022,” by Shivani Lalloo; “The Montana ‘2.0’ Test for Tribal Civil Adjudicatory Jurisdiction: A Grain of Rights,” by Rosemary Mahaffey; “Corporate Criminal Consequences of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster,” by Charles Phillips; “The Arc of the Implied Covenant: An Analysis of the Modern Implied Covenant to Reasonably Develop the Lease Premises,” by Samuel Skupin; and “Impact of the 45Q Tax Credit on the Ownership of Pore Spaces,” by Quinn Taylor.

Back issues of ONE J from vol. 1, no. 1 are available at the journal's Digital Commons archive.

How to Contact Us

Kelsey Lauerman, Editor-in-Chief:

Alli Niemiec, Managing Editor:

Gabrielle Acosta, 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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