Rex J. Zedalis

Rex Zedalis

Professor of LawDirector Comparative and International Law CenterFellow of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program (SERL)John Rogers Hall 2468
918-631-3050
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Professor Zedalis received his J.D. from Pepperdine University, his LL.M. (with highest honors) from George Washington University, and a J.S.D. from Columbia University. His areas of special interest include law relating to international energy resources and international trade and investment matters. His articles on the export control aspects of the Chemical Weapons Convention, important provisions of the ILSA, and oil and gas activities in Iraq were published in the International Lawyer, the American Journal of International Law and the European Journal of International Law. Cambridge University Press has also published two of his four books. Before he joined TU College of Law in 1981, he was a Cutting Fellow in International Law at Columbia University and was a research associate with the International Comparative Law Program at George Washington University. He also served in the general counsel offices of the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • J.S.D., Columbia University, 1987.
  • LL.M. (with highest academic honors), George Washington University, 1978
  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 1976.
  • B.A. (cum laude), California State University, 1973.

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Property
  • Land Use Planning
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Administrative Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Commercial Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Law
  • International Energy and Natural Resources Law.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Law since Fall 1989;  Associate Professor of Law (with tenure) 1985-88;  Associate Professor of Law, 1983-1984;  Assistant Professor of Law, 1981-1983.
  • Fellow, National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, The University of Tulsa, College of Law 2006-Present
  • Summer Law Faculty, St. Thomas University Summer Abroad, Real Colegio Universidad Maria Cristina, El Escorial, Spain, June 1999, 2002, and (tentatively scheduled) 2008.
  • Summer Law Faculty, University College Dublin, University of Tulsa Summer Abroad, June-July 2007.
  • Summer Faculty, University of Geneva, University of Tulsa Summer Abroad, July 2010 
  • Visiting Professor of Law, National Law Center, George Washington University, 1985.
  • W. B. Cutting Fellow, Columbia University 1980-1981.
  • Research Associate, International and Comparative Law Program, George Washington University, National Law Center, 1978-1979.

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Attorney for the Foreign Agriculture Division, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980, in charge of representing the Department's interest in various matters, including:  negotiation of Tokyo Round Multilateral Trade Negotiation codes of conduct; the enactment and implementation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979;  the development of regulatory regimes on foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land, promotion of agricultural exports through government sponsored long term loans and repayment insurance, limitation on imports of certain foreign agricultural commodities.
  • Attorney Advisory Staff, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., 1977-1978, in charge of unfair trade practice matters between Japanese/E.E.C. suppliers and United States competitors.
  • Legal Consultant for United Nations, Office of the Secretariat, on preparation of U.N. Document ST/SG/Ser.F/4, 1979, "An International Law Analysis of the Major U.N. Resolutions Concerning the Palestine Question."
  • Occasional Legal Consultant, various foreign governments and private business entities.
  • Research Staff, World Peace Through Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1976-1977, in charge of UN Conference on Law of the Sea research.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the California Bar

Courses Taught at TU

  • Administrative Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • International Law
  • Land Use Controls
  • Property

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Law Professor of the Year Award (2003-2004, 1996-1997, 1990-1991, 1984-1985, 1981-1982)
  • Outstanding Upper Class Law Professor of the Year Award (1996-1997)
  • Outstanding University Professor of the Year Award, University of Tulsa, 2003-2004.
  • Outstanding 10 Year Service Award (Faculty Advisor), Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law, 2003.