Michael O’Shea

Professor of Law
(405) 208-5215

Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
State Constitutional Law
Firearms Law & Policy

B.A., Harvard University
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
J.D., Harvard University

Office Hours:
Thursdays 10:30am – 1:00pm, and by appointment.


Professor O’Shea is a nationally recognized expert on firearms law and the Second Amendment. He is a co-author of the first law school casebook on the subject, Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy, published in 2012. He serves as the Associate Director of OCU Law’s Center for State Constitutional Law and Government.

Professor O’Shea is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2006, he practiced commercial litigation in Chicago and in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. He also served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to Judge John R. Gibson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.