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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 September issue is now available, featuring the 2019 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, 2018 through July 31, 2019. 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 September issue also includes a new article, "Empowered: Bringing Energy Efficiency into Low-Income Homes," by Elizabeth Beatty & Abbey Hawthorne, along with recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields.

Serving on the ONE J editorial board for 2019-2020 are: Editor-in-Chief: Veronica Threadgill; Managing Editor: Ashton Poarch; Case Editors: Maxfield Malone, Grady Block, and Anthony Purinton; Articles Editors: Laura Waddill, Andrew Hiller, and Andrew Rasbold, and Daniel Tavera; Submissions Editor: Jamie Crandal; Symposium Editor: Hunter W. Mattocks; and Operations Editor: Kelsee Kephart.

Volume 5, issue 1 of ONE J was published in June and is also available on the Current Issues page. This issue offered a litigation update by Mark D. Christiansen, originally presented at the 2018 Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, along with a student comment by Daniel Tavera, exploring the different ways bankruptcy courts may classify oil and gas leases and how the disparate treatment may result in a party losing its property interest in the event of bankruptcy. The issue also included recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields.

How to Contact Us

Veronica Threadgill, Editor-in-Chief:

Ashton Poarch, Managing Editor:

Jamie Crandal, 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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