Professor Casey Ross


Director, American Indian Law & Sovereignty Center

Clinical Professor of Law

University General Counsel, Oklahoma City University



American Indian Wills Clinic

American Indian Law

Tribal Law

Native American Law Students Association Moot Court


B.A., Oklahoma City University

J.D., Oklahoma City University

M.B.A., Oklahoma City University

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Professor Ross was the clinical professor of the American Indian Wills Clinic from the program’s inception in January 2009 through August 2015. 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 Legal Analysis, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Tribal Law, American Indian Law, Advanced Indian Law and Indian Gaming Law.

Professor Ross also serves as University General Counsel for Oklahoma City University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Professor Ross 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 serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low income American Indian citizens. READ MORE

Her 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 has served as conference faculty for several statewide and national conferences on American Indian legal issues, has lectured internationally on Indian law topics, and presents frequently at events related to her area of scholarship.

Professor Ross is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Selected Publications:

  • 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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