Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Boudreau Joins TU Law Faculty

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Published on 7/14/04

Recently retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Daniel J. Boudreau, who earned his law degree at The University of Tulsa, has accepted a teaching position at the TU College of Law.

Boudreau is the only judge in Oklahoma history to have served on all three levels of the judiciary – as a trial judge in Tulsa County District Court (1983-1992), on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals (1992-1999), and on the state Supreme Court (1999-2004). Before his years on the bench, he was a lawyer in private practice in Broken Arrow.

Throughout his 30-year career, Boudreau maintained a connection to TU. He served on the board of directors of the law school alumni association, and has been involved with the university as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer and coach of the trial team. He also collaborated with TU law professor Charles Adams on a two-volume edition of Oklahoma Civil Procedure Forms (West Publishing).

“I feel very indebted to our university. In every success I’ve achieved, there’s been an element of TU, either through relationships or experiences,” Boudreau said.

“Justice Boudreau’s skills as an educator, his experiences in the judiciary, and his long-time support and service to the law school indicate what an asset he will be,” said Martin H. Belsky, dean of the TU College of Law.

Boudreau received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and a master’s degree from Rutgers University before earning his law degree at TU in 1976. He will teach classes in civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution.