Professor Casey Ross-Petherick




Casey Ross-Petherick

Office Hours:

By appointment

  • American Indian Wills Clinic
  • American Indian Law
  • Tribal Law
  • Native American Law Students Association Moot Court

B.A., M.B.A., J.D., Oklahoma City University


Instructor in Law

Professor Ross-Petherick has been the clinical professor of the American Indian Wills Clinic since the program’s inception in January 2009.  She also taught the Native American Victims Rights Clinic in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2008.  In addition to clinical courses, Professor Ross also teaches doctrinal courses, including Tribal Law and American Indian Law.

Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Professor Ross Petherick served as the Senior Legislative Officer for the Cherokee Nation, in its Washington, D.C. Office.  There, she engaged in legislative and policy advocacy for tribal priorities.

Professor Ross-Petherick serves on the board of directors for the Cherokee Nation Foundation, a non profit tribal organization that provides scholarship opportunities and support for Cherokee students in higher education.  She also serves on the board of directors for Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low income American Indian citizens.

Professor Ross-Petherick’s scholarship focuses on American Indian land and property issues in Oklahoma. She has published works in the areas of Indian Child Welfare, Domestic Violence and Taxation in tribal communities  Professor Ross-Petherick has served as conference faculty for several statewide and national conferences on American Indian legal issues and presents frequently on topics related to her area of scholarship.

Professor Ross-Petherick serves as Of Counsel at the Hall Estill law firm in Oklahoma City.  She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

View Publications on Selected Works.

The “Who and Where” Means the State Takes All: State Taxation Crosses Into Indian Country (with Kelly Gaines Stoner), 30 American Indian Law Review 385-396 (2006).

Make No Assumptions: Barriers to Justice for Domestic Violence Victims (with Kelly Gaines Stoner), 80 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1771-1773 (2009).

Current Issues in Indian Child Welfare Policy: Foster Care Payment Contracts, 81 Oklahoma Bar Journal 397-399 (2010).


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