Charles Adams - Faculty & Adjuncts

Charles Adams, JD

Charles Adams, JD
Chapman Professor of Law
College of Law
918-631-2437 College of Law Room 232


MBA – University of California at Berkeley MA – University of California-Santa Barbara JD – University of California-Berkeley BA – University of California-Santa Barbara


Professor Adams received a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. and B.A. in physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined the faculty of the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1979, and he teaches civil procedure, evidence, intellectual property, and federal courts. He is the reporter for three committees appointed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that draft Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions for civil, criminal, and juvenile cases.

Research Interests

Has published books on Oklahoma Civil Procedure and law review articles on topics involving civil procedure and intellectual property.

Teaching Interests

Civil Procedure
Intellectual Property
Federal Courts


Law Reviews


  • Charles Adams, Oklahoma Jury Instruction Handbook (with annual updates) (2006).

  • Charles Adams, Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions – Civil, Criminal, Juvenile (2005).

  • Charles Adams & Daniel Boudreau, Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms – Civil Procedure, 2 Vols. (with annual supplements) (2005) (2000).

  • Charles Adams, Oklahoma District Attorneys Formbook (1997).

  • Charles Adams & David Clark, Oklahoma Civil Pretrial Procedure (1995).

  • Charles Adams, Reporter, Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions — Criminal (2d ed. 1996) (1995).

  • Charles Adams, Reporter, Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions — Civil (2d ed. 1996) (1993).

  • Charles Adams & B. Hall, New Mexico Discovery Practice Manual (1991).

  • Charles Adams, Oklahoma Lien Laws (1990).

  • Charles Adams, Oklahoma Discovery Practice Manual (1987).

Book Chapters

  • On the Legality of Analyzing Cell Phone Records, in Advances in Digital Forensics III


  • Legal Requirements for the Use of Keystroke Loggers, in Proceedings: First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (IEEE, 2005).

  • Let’s Adopt the Proposed Oklahoma Pleading Code, Tulsa Lawyer 5 (Feb. 1984).

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure II
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Evidence
  • Intellectual Property

Awards & Honors

  • Elected to American Law Institute
  • Outstanding Upper Class Teaching Award
  • Golden Gavel Award
  • Golden Rule Award
  • Outstanding Professor of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award