University of Oklahoma Faculty
Program Director Professor Gensler joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2000. From 2005 to 2011, he served as a member of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He is the past chair of the AALS Section on Civil Procedure and an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr. is the Dean and Director of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, University Vice President, and the Fenelon Boesche Chair of Law. He received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from Georgetown University. Prior to becoming Dean, he served 12 years as University Vice President and General Counsel of OU and 2 years as President of a publicly traded healthcare company. Dean Harroz teaches in the area of employment law.
Professor Donald T. Bogan graduated from Brown University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. Professor Bogan joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2000, following a year as a Visiting Professor. He was appointed Director of Clinical Education at OU in 2001 and served as Clinic Director through 2006. Professor Bogan practiced law in Greensboro, NC for 15 years and in California for 5 years, specializing in health law, ERISA, and insurance litigation.
Professor Joseph Thai teaches and writes on constitutional law and the Supreme Court. He received his A.B. in English and his J.D. from Harvard. Following law school, Professor Thai clerked on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge David Ebel and on the Supreme Court for Justices John Paul Stevens and Byron White. Students have voted him most outstanding professor multiple times.
Distinguished Jurist in Residence
The Honorable Robin J. Cauthron was appointed as a United States District Judge (Western District of Oklahoma) in 1991 by President George H. W. Bush, after six years' service as a United States Magistrate Judge. She has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and served eight years as a member and ultimately Chair of the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch is a professor of International Law at the University of Brighton. Professor Black-Branch has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He also is a Barrister, Lincoln's Inn. He teaches in the area of public international law and is particularly interested in comparative human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes).