Dean Emeritus Lawrence K. Hellman


Dean Emeritus Professor of Law

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    (405) 208-6800

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    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. or by appointment


Civil Procedure I

Civil Procedure II

Legal Profession

Comparative Legal Ethics

Introduction to American Legal Ethics

Introduction to the American Legal System


B.S., Washington & Lee University

J.D., Northwestern University

M.B.A., Northwestern University

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Dean Hellman practiced law with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the faculty at Washington & Lee University School of Law before joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1977.

He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the Oklahoma Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He was co-chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s (OBA) Rules of Professional Conduct Committee from 2000 through 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, the National Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society, and the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Professionalism Committee.

Hellman is a recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Award for Legal Ethics and the Presidents’ Awards for Service from the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court.

He served as Dean from 1998 until 2011.

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