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Jason Aamodt, JD

Jason Aamodt, JD
College of Law
918-631-3051 College of Law


JD – University of Tulsa College of Law BS – State University of New York at Plattsburgh


Jason Aamodt teaches International Environmental Law and Water Law. Aamodt is published in numerous journals. He is the founding member of the Indian and Environmental Law Center, a mid-western law firm specializing in water rights, land damages, Indian law, and toxic tort litigation. Among notable cases, the Tenth Circuit created a new cause of action while overruling the dismissal of one of Mr. Aamodt’s Indian trust accounting cases. Mr. Aamodt obtained certification of the first geographically defined toxic tort class in Oklahoma. The National Law Journal Ranked one of Aamodt’s jury verdicts as one of the top-100 verdicts in the United States in 2013.


Law Reviews

  • Jason Aamodt & Chen Wenqin, Can the Chinese Biogas Experience Shed Light on the Future of Sustainable Energy Development?, 42 Denver J. Int’l L. & Pol’y (46th Annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium: International Legal Perspectives on the Future of Development) 427 (2014).

  • Jason Aamodt, Krystina Phillips & Rene Annesley, Groundwater: A Comparative Analysis of the Regulation of Groundwater Encountered in Surface Mining, (with Krystina Phillips & Rene Annesley) 64 Okla. L. Rev. 539 (2012).

  • Lakshman Guruswamy & Jason Aamodt, Russian Nuclear Dumping: The Environmental Dimension, 10 Colo. J. Int’l Envtl. L. & Pol’y 267 (1999).

  • Jason Aamodt, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials: Human Health & Regulation, 33 Tulsa L.J. 847 (1998).

  • Jason Aamodt, Regulating the Standard of Care Owed to the Public During an Emergency at a Nuclear Power Plant, 16 Energy L.J. 161 (1995).

Book Chapters

  • Using Appropriate Sustainable Energy Technologies (ASETS) To Promote Access To Energy For The Other Third, in International Handbook of Energy and Poverty (forthcoming) (with Lakshman D. Guruswamy & Blake Feamster).

  • Jason Aamodt, Russian Nuclear Dumping: The Environmental Dimension, in Arms & the Environment: Preventing the Perils of Arms Control (2001).

  • Lakshman Guruswamy & Jason Aamodt, Russian Nuclear Dumping: The Environmental Dimension, 10 Colo. J. Int’l Envtl. L. & Pol’y 267 (1999).

Journal Articles

  • Xiangpeng Li, Jacob Manuel, Daniel W. Crunkleton, Tyler Johannes, “Effect of blue and red-orange LEDs on the growth and biochemical profile of Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiJournal of Applied Phycology 33 (2021), 1367-1377.

  • Soumya Yadala, Justin D. Smith, David Young, Daniel W. Crunkleton, and Selen Cremaschi, “Optimization of the Algal Biomass to Biodiesel Supply Chain: Case Studies of the State of Oklahoma and the United States.” Processes 8 (2020), doi:10.3390/pr8040476.


  • Tar Creek, Tribal Environmental Jurisdiction and Natural Resource Restoration of Tribal Lands, Proceedings of The Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium 1 (2000).

  • Lakshman D. Guruswamy et al., International Environmental Law and World Order (West 2d ed. 1999) (assisted with revision).

  • Occurring Radioactive Materials: Human Health & Regulation, 36 Public Land and Resources Law Digest 11 (1999).

  • Sources of Environmental Liability in Natural Gas Exploration and Production, Gas Research Institute (1999) (invited, funded research).

  • Tom Casten, Turning Off the Heat (invited book review), Tulsa World:, May 9, 1999.

  • Of the People: NELPI, the Tribes and TU, The University of Tulsa Magazine, 1998, at 3.

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Execellence Award for European Union Law
  • Oralist Award