D. Marianne Blair

Marianne Blair

Professor of LawDirector of Study AbroadJohn Rogers Hall 249
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Professor Marianne Blair teaches Family Law, International and Comparative Family Law, and Civil Procedure I and II and serves as the Director of Study Abroad in the College of Law.  She is a coauthor of Family Law in the World Community, the first casebook for American law students in the field of comparative and international family law, and International Family Law, a compilation of conventions and U.S. domestic statutes and regulations.  She is also a contributing author to the leading treatise on adoption law, Adoption Law and Practice, and Oklahoma Family Law:  Statues and Rules Annotated, and she has published numerous articles on topics related to adoption law and international and comparative family law.  Professor Blair has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Family and Juvenile Law Section and participated in drafting the Oklahoma Adoption Code as a member of the Oklahoma Adoption Law Reform Committee.  She has received several teaching awards in the College of Law, and in 1992 she was a recipient of the University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award.  Professor Blair holds a Juris Doctorate from Ohio State University College of Law.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Juris Doctor - Ohio State University College of Law - June 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts - DePauw University - May 1974

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Civil Procedure
  • Family Law
  • Comparative and International Family Law

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma - July 1981-July 1986
    Positions: Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Coordinator, Private Bar Involvement Coordinator,
  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey - August 1980-June 1981
    Positions: Executive Assistant to the Dean, Acting Dean of Students for one semester

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society of Family Law
  • Family Law Section, Association of American Law Schools
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member, Legal Aid of Oklahoma

Courses Taught at TU

  • Civil Procedure
  • Comparative and International Family Law
  • Family Law

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards for Academic Excellence at The Ohio State University, 1978-79 and 1979-80
  • College of Law (first in class rank)
  • College of Law, Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Upper Division Classes, 1988-89 and 1989-90
  • College of Law, Outstanding Professor Award for the First Year Class, 1990-91
  • Community Leadership Award, Oklahoma Adoption Coalition, 1997
  • Mortar Board
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pinkerton Faculty Award, 1992
  • Recipient of Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship