Professor of Law
Russell L. Christopher has published extensively in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. His work has gained prominence while appearing in journals such as Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1988 and an A.B. from Hamilton College in 1983.
Christopher joined the TU College of Law faculty in 2002. Before TU, he served as a visiting assistant professor of law at Florida State University School of Law, as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, and as a research scholar in the faculty of law at Columbia University School of Law. He also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John T. Noonan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has been recognized with The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award, the College of Law’s Outstanding Scholarship Award and, in 2007, was awarded The University of Tulsa Women’s Studies Governing Board Course Development Grant for the creation of a new course covering sex crimes.