Lyn Entzeroth

Lyn Entzeroth

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of LawJohn Rogers Hall 245
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Dean Entzeroth teaches courses on capital punishment, constitutional law, criminal procedure and other related courses.  Her primary research is in the field of capital punishment and federal habeas corpus litigation and among her works is the co-authored casebook, Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process (4th ed.).  Her recent research and scholarship examines the process of enacting or abolishing capital punishment laws at the state legislative level and the intersection of these democratic changes in the law and the constitutional evolution of the scope and meaning of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.  

Entzeroth joined the College of Law faculty in 2002.  Previously, she practiced law in Washington D.C. and Oklahoma.  She also clerked for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.  She has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs since July 2012 and previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Juris Doctor, Tulane University School of Law, (top 7%), 1987
  • B.A., History & American Institutions, University of Wisconsin, 1982

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Capital punishment
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Federal habeas corpus.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, Associate Professor of Law (August 2004-present) (tenured 2006)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (August 2002-August 2004)  

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Bana Roberts, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma  1999 to 2002
  • Senior Law Clerk to Judge Charles Chapel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, 1993 to 1999
  • Assistant Appellate Public Defender, Norman, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, 1990 to 1993
  • Associate, Washington, D.C., Wiley, Rein & Fielding, 1989 to 1990
  • Associate, Washington, D.C., Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts, 1987 to 1989    
  • Summer Associate, Washington, D.C., Arnold & Porter, Summer 1986
  • Summer Associate, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, Summer 1985 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association's Habeas Reform Committee
  • Amicus Journal, editorial board 
  • American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association (inactive)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Law Schools 

Courses Taught at TU

  • Capital Punishment
  • Criminal Procedure
  • International Capital Punishment
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Federal Courts

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Upper Class Professor (2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2007-2008)
  • The University of Tulsa Law Review Faculty Award (2005-2006)
  • Outstanding First Year Law Professor (2006-2007, 2004-2005, 2003-2004)
  • The University of Tulsa Outstanding Professor (2004-2005)