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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 Winter 2023 issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 75, no. 2, was published in February and is 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.

Serving on the Oklahoma Law Review for the 2022-2023 academic year are: 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 previous issue of the Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 75, no. 1, is still available in PDF format at the Current Issues page. This special issue collects papers from the Review's symposium held at the College of Law last February, "Ending Mass Incarceration: Philosophy, Practice, and Policy."  Participating scholars are:  Jacob Bronsther, Stephanie Holmes Didwania, Raff Donelson, Avlana K. Eisenberg, Brandon Hasbrouck, Thea Johnson, Kathryn E. Miller, and Jamelia Morgan.  OU Law Professor Guha Krishnamurthi contributes a foreword to the issue.

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

Adam H. Hines, Editor-in-Chief:,  (405) 325-5192, (580) 786-8773

Nicholas Rinehart, Managing Editor:, (405) 325-5192, (405) 659-2876

Maddison Craig, Executive Articles Editor:, (405) 325-5192, (817) 807-7641

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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