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

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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 6,900 pages in eight volumes of scholarly articles and case summaries. Students publish a new ONE J issue online four times a year.

According to September 2023 statistics from Digital Commons, ONE J works have been downloaded 165,774 times from 195 countries since the journal’s founding. Readership for ONE J consists of scholars and practitioners around the world. 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 serving on the ONE J editorial board for the 2024-2025 academic year are: Editor-in-Chief: Alexandra Jury; Managing Editor: Madelyn Musson; Submissions Editor: Jason Kersey; Article Editors: Lisa Campbell, Madison Taylor, and Lucia Kezele; Student Editors: Kohl Lester, Karim Yehia, Layni Thompson, Meredith Gunner, Mitchell Jacob, Diamond Mayberry, and Andrew Ilemsky; Symposium Editor: Winchell Gallardo; Outreach Editor: Alyssa Biasatti; and Media Editor: Reese Charles.

ONE J's newest issue, volume 9, number 4, was published in May and has been posted to the Current Issues page.  This edition includes the following articles: “Public or Private? It Doesn’t Matter: An Analysis of the Court/Agency Relationship as to the Issue of Operator Designation,” by Kyle Garza; “East Asian Energy Transition: Opportunities, Challenge, and the Paris Agreement,” by Kody Hicks; “It’s Not Easy Going Green: An Analysis of the Greenwashing Phenomenon and Its Place in Federal Court Through the Case of Mass. v. ExxonMobil Corp.,” by Kelsey Lauerman; “Risky Business: Shining a Light with Corporate Climate-Related Disclosures in an Age of Agency Skepticism,” by Brie Strickland Miller; and “Balancing on the Knife’s Edge: Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Climate Tort Litigation,” by Alli Niemiec. Also included are remarks by the 2023 Eugene Kuntz Award winner, Eric King, at a reception in his honor.

ONE J would like to thank the editors who served during the 2023-2024 academic year: Editor-in-Chief: Kelsey Lauerman; Managing Editor: Alli Niemiec; Submissions Editor: Gabrielle Hamilton; Articles Editors: Stephanie Flores Reyes, Kyle Hinchey, Samuel Skupin, Quinn Taylor, and Daniel Zonas; Case Editors: Chris Burr, Shivani Lalloo, Rosemary Mahaffey, and Charles Phillips; Symposium Editor: Kody Hicks; Operating Editor: Brie Miller; Media Editor: Ashlin Murray; Alumni Relations Editor: Tyler Crook; and Discipline Chair: Kyle Garza.

Volume 9, number 3, was published in March and has also been posted to the Current Issues page.  This edition includes the following articles: “Fountains of Living Waters: How Early Mormon Irrigation Innovated the Legal Landscape of the West,” by Ellen (Melton) Carr; “Brazil’s Local Content Requirements: Evolution, Lessons Learned & International Trade Limitations,” by Eduardo G. Pereira, Aaron Koenck, William A. Clavijo Vitto, Fernanda Delgado, João Victor Correia Lopes, and Ana Carolina Marins De Carvalho; “Crisis in the Oil and Gas Industry: Custody of Orphan Wells,” by Katie Plas; and “Smart Grids as Regulators: A Critical Assessment,” by Jesse Valente. The issue also includes recent case summaries on topics within the ONE J fields. 

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


How to Contact Us

Alexandra Jury, Editor-in-Chief:

Madelyn Musson, Managing Editor:

Jason Kersey, 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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