Gary Allison - Faculty & Adjuncts

Gary Allison, LL.M, JD

Gary Allison, LL.M, JD
Professor Emeritus of Law
College of Law
College of Law


LLM – Columbia University JD – The University of Tulsa BA – The University of Tulsa


Professor Allison earned his J.D. in 1972 from The University of Tulsa and his LL.M. in 1976 in the area of economic regulation from Columbia University. He teaches constitutional law, water law, and regulated industries. Professor Allison is a fellow of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program of the College of Law. His scholarship includes a casebook on regulated industries and numerous articles on constitutional law and energy policy. As special counsel to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, he helped organize and write a study of issues the OCC encountered in deciding whether to adopt various public utility standards proposed in the landmark Public Utilities Policies Act of 1978. Professor Allison has been lead counsel on five State Supreme Court challenges to initiative petitions concerning state government reorganization, abortion rights, education reform, and congressional term limits. He has been a Democratic nominee for Congress.


Law Reviews


  • Gary Allison, Western Water Law (1982).

  • Gary Allison, Regulation of Oil and Gas Profits (1981).

Book Chapters

  • Gary Allison, Survey of Oklahoma Water Law, in 6 Waters and Water Rights 687-698 (1994).

  • Gary Allison, Survey of Oklahoma Water Law, in 6 Waters and Water Rights 339-349 (1991).

  • Overview: Utility Competition – The Work of Hands, Visible and Invisible, in IX Public Utility Law Anthology xiii, (1988).


  • Economic Regulation: Energy, Transportation and Utilities (with
    Richard J. Pierce and Patrick H. Martin) (Bobbs-Merrill, 1980).


  • Determining Whether Oklahoma Can Impose Poultry Waste Environmental Costs on Integrators Without Harming Contract Growers (Government Monograph, 1999).

  • Implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 in Oklahoma (with Lowe and House) (Okla. Corp. Commission, 1980).

  • The Legal and Regulatory Issues of Transporting Coal by Slurry Pipeline (Regulatory Issues), in II Coal Slurry Task Report, Part 2 (United States Office of Technology Assessment, 1978).

Courses Taught

  • Climate Change