Gary Allison

Gary Allison

Director of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program and Professor of LawFellow of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program (SERL)Faculty Advisor to the Public Interest Law SocietyJohn Rogers Hall 2449
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Professor Allison earned his J.D. in 1972 from The University of Tulsa and his LL.M. in 1976 in the area of economic regulation from Columbia University. He teaches constitutional law, water law, and regulated industries. Professor Allison is a fellow of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program of the College of Law. His scholarship includes a casebook on regulated industries and numerous articles on constitutional law and energy policy. As special counsel to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, he helped organize and write a study of issues the OCC encountered in deciding whether to adopt various public utility standards proposed in the landmark Public Utilities Policies Act of 1978. Professor Allison has been lead counsel on five State Supreme Court challenges to initiative petitions concerning state government reorganization, abortion rights, education reform, and congressional term limits. He has been a Democratic nominee for Congress.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • The University of Tulsa, B.A. (1968)-Industrial Psychology & Economics
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D. (1972)
  • Columbia University School of Law, LL.M. (1976)

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • First Amendment-Freedom of Expression
  • First Amendment-Freedom of Religion / Church-State Relations
  • Election Law:  Relative Rights of Political Parties, States and Voters
  • Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity the Law
  • Water Law:  Water Rights Regimes and State Allocation of Water
  • Education and the Constitution:  Vouchers, Equal Opportunity, Religious Expression
  • Energy Law and Regulation

Previous Teaching Experience

  • 1987-88, Visiting Professor of Law-Tulane University School of Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Tulsa Lawyers for Children Board of Directors (2004-Present)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Environmental Law
  • Hazardous Substances Control
  • Regulated Industries
  • Water Law

Awards & Recognition

  • 2004, Marion Opala First Amendment Award (Freedom of Information Oklahoma, Inc)