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Oklahoma Law Review

Since 1948, the University of Oklahoma College of Law has published the Oklahoma Law Review (OLR) to serve the profession and the public with timely discussion of legal issues.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1948, the Oklahoma Law Review is published quarterly by University of Oklahoma College of Law to serve the profession and the public with timely discussions of state and federal legal issues. OLR’s editorial board and membership are composed of law students, who work in consultation with a faculty advisor. Each issue of the Review contains articles written by scholars and practitioners, as well as comments and notes authored by journal editors and members. OLR also publishes an annual symposium issue.

OU Law students gain admittance to OLR via high academic standing or by selection through an annual writing competition. First-year students are briefed on these two methods in the Legal Writing and Research class. Members develop invaluable skills in analyzing legal problems, marshaling authorities, and expressing themselves accurately and precisely. Academic credit is also earned for participation on OLR. Approximately fifty students take part in OLR each academic year.

What's New at OLR

The Spring 2023 issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 75, no. 3, was published in June and is available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. Featured are four new articles: “Law License Reciprocity’s Discriminatory Exclusion of Working Mothers” by Sarah W. Keller;  “Odd Man Out: The Survival of Junior Lien Strip-Offs in Chapter 13 Following the Caulkett Decision” by Theresa J. Pulley Radwan;  “Rights, Power, and Inequality” by Bryan H. Druzin;  and “The Wire Fraud Boom” by Yakov Malkiel. Also featured are three new student comments: "Britney’s Prerogative: A Critical, Constitutional View of Conservatorships," by Devraat Awasthi; "Critical Erase Theory: The Assault on Public School Curriculum," by Brooks R. Cain; and "Equal Pay for Equal Play: How the USWNT Battle for Equality Highlights the Shortcomings of Equal Pay Jurisprudence," by Lindsey Gonzalez.

Serving on the Oklahoma Law Review for the 2023-2024 academic year are: Editor-in-Chief: Madison Estes; Managing Editor: T. Grace Hall; Executive Articles Editor: Kale Parker; Articles Editors: Emily Fogg, Emery Green, and Stephanie Hayes; Note & Comment Editors: Caleb Osigian, Daniel Wheelock, and Sara Wray; Assistant Articles Editors: Connor Clark, Margaret East, Hannah Edmondson, and Skylar Hill; Assistant Managing Editors: Carlee Apel, Parker Lawter, Rachel Miller, Nick Rupert, Chad Smith, and Trey Waters; Judiciary Committee: Nick Candido, Sophia Silvernail, and Trey Waters; Research Editor and Candidate Mentor: Skylar Hill; Symposium Editor: Emily Brown; Topic Editor and Candidate Mentor: Nickolas Curry; and Staff Editors: Connor Clark, Nickolas Curry, and Margaret East.

The previous issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 75, no. 2, is still available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. Featured are two new articles: “Necessary Necessity: Courts’ Historical Assessment of the Condition Precedent for Martial Law” by Eric Merriam, and “The Server Test Quandary and Embedding Permission Culture” by Michael P. Goodyear. Also featured is one new student comment, "Sincerity, Subjectivity & Religion: The Evolution of RFRA from a Constitutional Shield to a Political Sword," by Emily Kathryn Tubb, and two notes, "Driver Immunity Laws: Why They Are More Dangerous Than You Think," by Kaleigh Ewing, and "Legitimate State Interest or Educational Censorship: The Chilling Effect of Oklahoma House Bill 1775," by Jennie A. Hill.

The Oklahoma Law Review would like to thank the editors who served during the 2022-2023 academic year: Editor-in-Chief: Adam Hines; Managing Editor: Nicholas Rinehart; Executive Articles Editor: Maddison Craig; Articles Editors: Devraat Awasthi, Lindsey Gonzalez, and Alli VanderVorst; Note & Comment Editors: Kaleigh Ewing, Logan Hibbs, and Jennie Hill; Assistant Articles Editors: Adelaide Bell, Ayla Delso, Emily Tubb, and Riley Wren; Assistant Managing Editors: Joseph Albert, Sarah Anderson, Brian Bond, Kathryn Iverson, Macy Perry, and Matthew Welborn; Judiciary Committee: Brooks Cain, Tabitha Haney, and Angela Powers; Research Editor and Candidate Mentor: Tabitha Haney; Symposium Editor: Anne Cape; Topic Editor and Candidate Mentor: Riley Wren; and Staff Editors: Emily Tubb, Brooks Cain, and Ayla Delso.

The Oklahoma Law Review is currently reviewing articles.  See the Submissions page for details.

The Oklahoma Law Review back issue archive is in the process of being relocated. PDF copies of issues going back to vol. 34, no. 1 (1981) are now available through our Digital Commons page. Additional volumes will be added in the months ahead.

How to Contact Us

Madison Estes, Editor-in-Chief:, (918) 330-0551, (405) 325-5192

Grace Hall, Managing Editor:, (405) 915-9757, (405) 325-5192

Kale Parker, Executive Articles Editor:, (918) 318-0383, (405) 325-5192

Michael Waters, Editorial Advisor:, (405) 325-5191

OLR's regular mailing address is: Oklahoma Law Review, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019

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