Gina Nerger - Faculty & Adjuncts

Gina Nerger, JD

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


JD – The University of Tulsa BS – Oklahoma State University


Professor Nerger joined the TU Law faculty in 2013; she is a Professor of Legal Writing and serves as the Director of the law school's legal writing department. 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.” In 2021, Professor Nerger was honored with The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award.

Professor Nerger is the co-author (with Robin Slocum) of a popular legal writing textbook, Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Other Lawyering Skills (4th ed. 2022). Her research interests include topics surrounding legal writing curricula, legal writing methods, and employment law. Her 2020 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 included producing curricular materials for use in the greater legal writing community.

Professor Nerger enjoys presenting at legal writing conferences around the country and engaging with the legal writing community.

Teaching Interests

Law School:
Legal Writing I
Legal Writing II
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination Law

Legal Environment of Business


Law Reviews

  • Griffin Pivateau & Gina Nerger, The Worker Classification Dilemma: The IRS Test and the Platform Economy, 53 Tex. Tech L. Rev. ___.

Journal Articles

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

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

Courses Taught

  • Legal Writing II
  • Legal Writing I
  • Employ Discrimination Law
  • Strategies and Skills for Bar and Practice
  • 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