Faculty Scholarship


Stephen Galoob, Associate Professor of Law

Professor Stephen Galoob’s essay (with Ethan Leib of Fordham Law School), “Fiduciary Political Theory: A Critique,” was published in [125] Yale Law Journal [1820] (2016). In 2017, Professor Galoob published “Coercion, Fraud, and What Is Wrong With Blackmail” in Legal Theory, “Retributivism and Criminal Procedure” in New Criminal Law Review; “The Ethical Identity of Law Students” (with coauthors) in International Journal of the Legal Profession; and “Living Up To (and Under) Norms” in Tulsa Law Review. Professor Galoob’s forthcoming publications include “The Core of Fiduciary Political Theory" (with Leib) in Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law; “Fiduciary Principles and Public Offices” (with Leib) in Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law; “Fiduciary Political Theory and Legitimacy (with Leib) in Fiduciary Government; and “Climbing the Mountain of Criminal Procedure” in American Journal of Comparative Law. In fall 2017, Professor Galoob will present papers at the Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (hosted by the University of Arizona) and North American Workshop on Private Law Theory (hosted by USC Law).


Johnny Parker, Professor of Law

Professor Johnny Parker published “The Role of Prejudice in Resolving Insurance Condition Clause Disputes: The Good; The Bad; The Ugly” in University of Memphis Law Review [779] (2017). He also published Mississippi Laws of Damages (2016-2017 edition, Thompson/West).  Professor Parker received The University of Tulsa College of Law Student Bar Association’s Outstanding First Year Professor Award in 2017 and 2016.

Russell Christopher, Professor of Law

Professor Russell Christopher ‘s recent articles include: “Inconsistent Rationales for Capital University of Illinois Law Review) and “Exculpation as Inculpation” (forthcoming Arizona State Law Journal). His article, “Absurdity and Excessively Delayed Executions,” was published in U.C. Davis Law Review (2016).

Professor Christopher's most recent presentations include: “‘Two Puzzles of Necessity,’ Rethinking the Essences: Honoring Prof. George P. Fletcher” (Columbia University School of Law/Ono College of Law, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 6, 2017); “Sixth Amendment Rights to Jury Trial and Appointed Counsel Conflict with Other Constitutional Rights” (Philosophical Perspectives on Criminal Procedure, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, November 6, 2016); “Conditioning Settlement Offers on Attorneys’ Fee Waivers” (International Legal Ethics Conference VII, Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham Law School, New York, New York, July 14, 2016); “The Right That Undermines the Other Rights: Indigents’ Sixth Amendment Right to Appointed Counsel” (Law and Society Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 5, 2016 and American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: Constitutional Law Scholars Forum, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida, April 1, 2016); “Inconsistent Rationales for the Constitutionality of Capital Punishment Plus” (Throw Away the Key: Criminal Sentencing Reform in the 21st Century, Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 22, 2016).

Mimi Marton, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Professor Mimi Marton contributed “Beyond Expert Witnessing: Interdisciplinary Practices in Representing Rape Survivors in Asylum Cases" to Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status, The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony (2015 Cambridge University Press). 

Robert Spoo, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor Robert Spoo was awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Humanities and used it to complete his book, Modernism and the Law, which is to be published by Bloomsbury Publishing (London and New York). In 2017, his article, “Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America,” was published in [volume 69 of]the Stanford Law Review, and another article, "The Uncoordinated Public Domain," appeared in [volume 31 of] Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. His essays, “The Novel and the Law” and “Ulysses as Deodand: Books, Automobiles, and the Law of Forfeiture,” will appear in collections to be published by Cambridge University Press and University Press of Florida respectively. In fall 2016, he gave invited presentations for the Book History and Print Culture Program at the University of Toronto, and at the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Pasadena.

Tamara Piety, Professor of Law

In 2016, Professor Tamara Piety was a panelist, along with the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Martin Redish of Northwestern University Law School and Professor Laura Weinrib at a symposium: “Commercial Speech and the First Amendment: Past, Present, and Future,” to honor Professor Redish of the University of Chicago. Her contribution to that symposium, “In Praise of Legal Scholarship,” was published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal in 2017. In June 2017, she spoke at a CLE on commercial speech, convened by Yale Law School in New York City. In 2015, she published “Why Personhood Matters,” in Constitutional Commentary.  


Vicki Limas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Dean Vicki Limas published “The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act:  Do Indian Tribes Finally Hold a Trump Card?” in American Indian Law Review (2017) in a special issue focusing on federal Indian law in the new presidential administration. 

Limas was reappointed as chair of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee (OAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) for 2017-21.  She previously chaired the OAC from 2014-16 and presented the OAC’s report, “Civil Rights and the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Oklahoma,” to the USCCR in 2016. The USCCR adopted the OAC’s report and recommendations at that meeting and submitted them to the Department of Education and the Department of Justice.

Judith Royster, Professor of Law

Professor Judith Royster‘s article, “Revisiting Montana: Indian Treaty Rights and Tribal Authority over Nonmembers on Trust Lands,” was published in Ariz. L. Rev. (2015). Her scholarly interests focus on American Indian Law with an emphasis on water rights, energy and mineral issues and jurisdictional matters. She is an editor of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the premier treatise in the field, coauthor of the first specialized Indian law casebook, Native American Natural Resources Law; and author of more than two dozen law review articles and book chapters. Two of her articles have been cited in U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

Anna E. Carpenter, Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Professor Anna Carpenter’s most recent article, “Active Judging and Access to Justice,” is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review and another, “Measuring Clinics” is forthcoming in the Tulane Law Review (with Colleen F. Shanahan, Alyx Mark, and Jeff Selbin). She also recently published “Trial and Error: Lawyers and Nonlawyer Advocates” in the peer-reviewed journal, Law and Social Inquiry; “Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise” in the Denver Law Review; and “Can a Little Representation Be a Dangerous Thing?” in the Hastings Law Journal (all three with Colleen F. Shanahan and Alyx Mark).

Matt Lamkin, Associate Professor of Law

Professor Matt Lamkin’s article, “Medical Regulation as Social Control,” was published in the BYU Law Review (2016).  He has also coauthored a series of articles with philosopher Carl Elliott at the University of Minnesota, including “Avoiding Exploitation in Phase I Clinical Trials: More than (Un)Just Compensation,” Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics (forthcoming 2018); “Involuntarily Committed Patients as Prisoners,” University of Richmond Law Review (2017); “Restrict the Recruitment of Involuntarily Committed Patients for Psychiatric Research,” JAMA Psychiatry (2016); and “Curing the Disobedient Patient: Medication Adherence Programs as Pharmaceutical Marketing Tools,” Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics (2014).

Elizabeth McCormick, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Professor Elizabeth McCormick’s most recent article, “Federal Anti-Sanctuary Law: A Failed Approach to Immigration Enforcement and a Poor Substitute for Real Reform,” was published in 20 Lewis & Clark Law Review 165 (2016). She also contributed a chapter on Oklahoma to Contemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia, edited by Kathleen R. Arnold and published by ABC-CLIO, LLC, in January 2015.


Rex Zedalis, Professor of Law and Director of Comparative and International Law Center

Professor Rex Zedalis begins his 37th year as a faculty member at The University of Tulsa College of Law. During that time, he has published several books and nearly 70 journal articles on a wide range of topics, taught in various study-abroad programs in Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland and Spain, and has presented papers at universities in both the United States and overseas.

The last couple of years, Professor Zedalis’ most recent scholarship includes articles on the role of Iraqi provincial governments in oil and gas agreements (2013 Journal of World Energy Law & Business 314-347 (Oxford University Press); certain promises to pay for identified energy-related activities (Tulsa Law Review (Spring 2015)); servitudes and perpetuities in relation to promises to pay for energy-related activities (Tulsa Law Review (2016)); authority of the KRG to export natural gas products from Iraq (Int’l Energy Law Review (Issue No. 2) (Fall 2016)); foreclosed mortgagors and claims to condemnation awards (Tulsa Law Review 289 (2017)); and actions against KRG oil under terms of a production-sharing contract (2017 Journal of World Energy Law & Business (forthcoming)).