Lyn Entzeroth - Faculty & Adjuncts

Lyn Entzeroth, JD

Lyn Entzeroth, JD
Professor of Law
College of Law
918-631-2400 College of Law Room 207


JD – Tulane University BA – University of Wisconsin


Dean Entzeroth teaches courses on capital punishment, constitutional law, criminal procedure and other related courses. Her primary research is in the field of capital punishment and federal habeas corpus litigation and among her works is the co-authored casebook, Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process (4th ed.). Her recent research and scholarship examines the process of enacting or abolishing capital punishment laws at the state legislative level and the intersection of these democratic changes in the law and the constitutional evolution of the scope and meaning of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Entzeroth joined the College of Law faculty in 2002. Previously, she practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma. She also clerked for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from July 2012 to June 2015 and previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development. Lyn Entzeroth was appointed Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair on July 1, 2015.

Research Interests

Primary Research: Capital Punishment
Federal Habeas Corpus Litigation
Among her works is the co-authored casebook, Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process (4th ed.).
Recent Scholarship examines the intersection of democratic processes and constitutional interpretation. 

Teaching Interests

Constitutional Law
Capital Punishment


Law Reviews


  • Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process (with Randall Coyne) (4th ed., Carolina Academic Press 2012) (1994) (with annual supplements).

Courses Taught

  • Dean's Seminar on the Legal Profession

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Professor
  • Outstanding First Year Law Professor
  • University of Tulsa Law Review Faculty Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Outstanding Upper Class Professor
  • University of Tulsa College of Law Outstanding Book Award