Vicki J. Limas

Vicki Limas

Professor of LawDirector, LL.M. in American Indian and Indigenous Law Co-Director, Native American Law CenterJohn Rogers Hall 231
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Professor Limas received her J.D. in 1984 from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 1988, she practiced labor and employment law with a major Tulsa law firm. She is an adjunct settlement judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She served twelve years on the boards of Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Her scholarly interests focus on employment law, particularly employment issues affecting Indian tribes and individuals. She is a contributing author to Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (2005 ed.).

Education and Degrees Earned

  • J.D.  1984 Northwestern University
  • M.A.  1980 University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.A.  1978 University of Illinois at Chicago
  • A.A.  1974 William Rainey Harper College

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Employment/Employment Discrimination Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Native American Employment Law

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, 1978-80, University of Illinois at Chicago

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Attorney, 1984-88, Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Northern, Eastern and Western District Courts of Oklahoma
  • Adjunct Settlement Judge, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Sixth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Council Oaks/Johnson-Sontag Chapter, 2001-present
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority


Courses Taught at TU

  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Tribal Economic Development
  • Professional Responsibility

Awards & Recognition

  • The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010
  • Top 20 Women Professors in Oklahoma, Online Schools Oklahoma
  • Roger R. Scott Community Service Award, Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2009, The University of Tulsa College of Law Board of Advocates
  • Exemplary Service by a Faculty Member, 1998, University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Distinction in Philosophy, 1978, University of Illinois at Chicago