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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 8, number 2, was published in December and features the 2022 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, 2021 through July 31, 2022. 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 2022-2023 academic year 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 8, number 1 of ONE J was published in September and is now available on the Current Issues page.  This edition showcases the journal's student members and includes publications from the following authors: Meghan Brobst, Ben Davis, Nathan Downey, Emma Farha, Fisher Fulton, Hank Herren, Kylen Huffman, Madeleine Lange, Matt Peace, Emily Richard, and Alyssa Sloan. These authors offer reservoirs of refined analysis ranging from habendum clause interpretation to oilfield overtime pay, with a world of ONE-J focused topics in between.

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

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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