Marla Mansfield

Marla Mansfield

Professor of LawFellow of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program (SERL)John Rogers Hall 2406
marla-mansfield@utulsa.eduPublicationsCurriculum Vitae

Professor Mansfield has authored or co-authored several books on energy: Energy Policy: The REEL World: Cases and Materials on Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (Carolina Academic Press: 2001); Energy Policy for the 21st Century (with Tomain, Zillman, Kelly, and Hickey), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2000); Chapter 48, "Mines and Minerals," Thompson on Real Property Revised Edition (1994); and Chapter 49, "Petroleum and Pipelines," Thompson on Real Property Revised Edition (1994).  Other significant contributions have been made through articles and speeches on public land law, oil and gas law, administrative law, and the intersection of property law and the Constitution.

Professor Mansfield received her B.A. from Yale, summa cum laude, and her J.D. with honors is from the University of Wyoming.  Before teaching, she was an attorney for the Department of Interior, based in the Rocky Mountain Regional Solicitor's office.  Her research interests are broad:  environmental, public land, mineral, energy, and administrative law are included.  Drawing upon these interests, she serves as Fellow in the College of Law's Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Program as well as a Fellow in its Native American Law Center.

Professor Mansfield is also active with national and state legal associations.  She is a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.  She edited the Year in Review for ABA's Section on Environmental, Energy and Resources Law for eighteen years and wrote the Mineral Law Newsletter for the Oklahoma Bar Association for fifteen years.  She also has been faculty advisor to the Energy Law Journal, co-published by the Energy Bar Association and TU.  She is the past chair of the Environmental Law Section of The Association of American Law Schools.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., YALE UNIVERSITY, 1974, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  • All but thesis, English M.A. University of Wyoming:  1974-1975

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Environmental and Natural Resources law (including public lands and oil and gas)
  • Energy Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Supreme Court law-federalism, standing, administrative law

Previous Teaching Experience

  • University of North Dakota: School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma:  College of Law
  • University of Wyoming
    College of Commerce & Industry
    INSTRUCTOR AND RESEARCHER:  1977-1978 - Business Law
  • College of Arts and Sciences: TEACHING ASSISTANT:  1974-1975 - English

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • CONSULTANT IN PRIVATE PRACTICE: July, 1987 to July, 1988
  • ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: Office of the Regional Solicitor, Rocky Mountain Region: January 1980-July 1986, Advised the Bureau of Land Management on all aspects of mineral and public land administration including environmental laws.  Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Special Achievement Award: Sept. 23, 1982
  • ASSOCIATE, SHERMAN AND HOWARD 633 17th Street Denver, CO 80202: August 1978-December 1979, Emphasis:  real estate - acquisitions, financing, and subdivision documentation.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Sections: Administrative Law; Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law; Legal Education)
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Mineral Law Section, Publication Committee (1993)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Courses Taught at TU

  • Administrative Law
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental
  • Land Use Controls
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Property

Awards & Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa