Gina Nerger, JD

Gina Nerger, JD
Chapman Professor of Legal Writing and Phyllis Hurley Frey Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-2568 College of Law Room 2458

Education

JD – The University of Tulsa BS – Oklahoma State University

Bio

Professor Nerger joined the TU Law faculty in 2013. She earned her J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law in 2007, where she was an editor of Tulsa Law Review and was honored with the Order of the Curule Chair. Prior to entering academia, Professor Nerger practiced in the areas of employment litigation, complex business litigation, and general litigation. Her practice was primarily focused on legal research and brief writing. At the College of Law, she teaches Legal Writing I and II to first year law students, and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Law to upper level students.

In 2018, Professor Nerger was named Outstanding Professor of First Year Courses at the College of Law and Outstanding Professor of Upper Level Courses at the College of Law. In 2020 she received the College’s Fern Holland Award, which recognizes a female professor who empowers female law students, and in the same year was awarded the Phyllis Hurley Frey Professor of Law award for “promoting excellence in instruction at the TU College of Law.”

Professor Nerger’s research interests include topics surrounding legal writing curricula, legal writing methods, and employment law. Her most recent article, Two Wrongs Can Make a Right:Introducing Flawed Samples for Effective Counter-Modeling, was published in a legal writing publication and is the subject of an Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) grant that will include producing curricula materials for use in the greater legal writing community.

Teaching Interests

LAW: Legal Writing I
Legal Writing II
Strategies and Skills for Bar and Practice
BUSINESS:
Business Law
Legal Environment of Business
Employment Law

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Gina Nerger, Grammar Can Be Fun: Increasing Student Interest in Applying the Grammatical Rules, 33 THE SECOND DRAFT 6 (2020).

  • Gina Nerger, Two Wrongs Can Make a Right: Introducing Flawed Samples for Effective Counter-Modeling, 28 PERSP. 19 (2020).

Courses Taught

  • Employ Discrimination Law
  • Strategies and Skills for Bar and Practice
  • Legal Writing I
  • Legal Writing II
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Environment of Business

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Fern Holland Award
  • Chapman Professorship Award
  • Phyllis Hurley Frey Professor of Law Award
  • Recipient of Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Teaching Grant
  • Outstanding Upper Class Professor Award
  • Outstanding First Year Professor