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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 5,700 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 129,198 times from 191 countries since the journal’s founding. Readership for ONE J 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 newest issue, volume 7, number 4, was published in August and may be found on the Current Issues page.  This edition includes five articles from the following authors: Nawzad Yasin, Michael Atkins, Jillian Borreson, Amandeep Kaur, and Patric Friend.  The journal is particularly honored to posthumously publish Dr. Yasin’s dissertation on the implementation of cross-jurisdictional unitization agreements between Iran and Iraq. Yasin worked on his dissertation through chemotherapy and cancer treatment, earning his S.J.D. a few days before his death. He was the first person from his homeland, the Kurdish Region of Iraq, to earn a doctoral degree in law.

Editors have been chosen to serve on the ONE J editorial board for the 2022-2023 academic year. They are: Editor-in-Chief: Hank Herren; Managing Editor: Meghan Brobst; Articles Editors: Nathan Downey, Fisher Fulton, Kylen Huffman, Emily Richard, Alyssa Sloan, and Mylon Smith; Case Editors: Ben Davis, Emma Farha, Keaton Mayfield, Nathan Moore, and Patric Friend; Submissions Editor: Amandeep Kaur; Symposium Editor: Matthew Peace; Operating Editor: Madeline Lange; Media Editor: Ashlyn Frix; ; Alumni Relations Editor: Zachary Smith;  and Discipline Chair: Kylen Huffman.

Volume 7, issue 3 of ONE J was published in March and may also be found on the Current Issues page. The issue contains articles discussing various energy-focused topics, including the oil and gas leasehold and what items constitute production in paying quantities in Oklahoma, international petroleum dealings and mineral ownership disputes in the Aegean Sea, and the Supreme Court’s treatment of pollutants traveling through groundwater to reach navigable waters pursuant to Clean Water Act. The issue also includes recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields.

ONE J would like to thank the editors who served the journal during the 2021-2022 academic year: Editor-in-Chief: Piper B. Hampton; Managing Editor: Wesley Hazen; Submissions Editor: Tyler Self; Symposium Editor: Joe Krodel; Operations Editor: Jonathan Reiswig; Media Editor: Sydney Bale; Articles Editors: Sydney Bale, Emillie Oberlander, Jessie Washam, and Joshua Ridgway; and Case Editors: Bryce Hayden, Yuanyuan Zhang, Grace Tucker, and Kale Hajek.

How to Contact Us

Hank Herren, Editor-in-Chief:

Meghan Brobst, Managing Editor:

Amandeep Kaur, 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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