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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

Editors have been chosen to serve on the ONE J editorial board for 2020-2021. They 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.

ONE J’s April 2020 issue is available on the Current Issues page, featuring  student articles written by ONE J 2019-2020 member candidates.  The articles are: "The Battle for Oil: Fighting Through Corruption & Changing Socio-Economic Landscapes to Win over Africa’s Biggest Giants," by Modupe Adamolekun; "Parker Drilling Mgmt. Servs., Ltd. v. Newton: Drilling Down on the Law of the Outer Continental Shelf," by William Dakil; "Budding Marijuana Industry Meets Climate & Environmental Crisis: A Call to Legislative Action," by Spencer Gill; "Identifying the Pillars of a Pro-Solar Energy Policy: A Multi-State Survey of Distributed Solar Energy Generation Laws," by Samuel Moore; "Balkanization in Oil and Gas: How Home Rule Constitutional Provisions Disrupt State Law," by Dan Ray; "Can You Dig It? A Note on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Atomic Energy Act Preemption Decision in Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren," by John Shelden; and "Contractual Interpretations, Ambiguities, and Litigation Difficulties Presented in the Context of Oil and Gas Leases as a Result of the Texas Supreme Court’s Decision in Murphy Exploration & Prod. Co.-USA v. Adams, 560 S.W.3d 105 (Tex. 2018)," by Jake B. Ware.

Volume 5, issue 3 of ONE J was published in January and is also available on the Current Issues page. This issue offered the following articles: "Breaking Joint Venture Agreement Deadlocks: Before the Texas Shoot-Out, Try a Texas Shout-Out," by  Norman Nadorff & Quinncy McNeal; "A Regulating and Watchful Law: Oil and Gas Conservation Law & the North Dakota Industrial Commission," by Grayson P. Walker; "Watering the Forest for the Trees: An Examination of Basin Groundwater Use and Management in Energy Producing States," by Kimberly A. Wurtz; "A Framework for Responsible Solar Panel Waste Management in the United States,"  by Meghan McElligott; and "The AAPL Form JOA and Non-Paying Participants—“Mr. Green Leisure Suit” Revisited," by Paul G. Yale. The issue also included recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields.\

ONE J would like to thank the students who served on the editorial board for the 2019-2020 academic year: 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.

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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