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Marianne Blair, JD

Marianne Blair, JD
Director of Study Abroad (Law)
Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-2454 College of Law Room 249

Education

JD – Ohio State University BA – DePauw University

Bio

Professor Marianne Blair teaches Family Law, International and Comparative Family Law, and Civil Procedure I and II. She is a coauthor of Family Law in the World Community, the first casebook for American law students in the field of comparative and international family law. She is also a contributing author to the leading treatise on adoption law, Adoption Law and Practice, and Oklahoma Family Law: Statues and Rules Annotated, and she has published numerous articles on topics related to adoption law and international and comparative family law. Professor Blair has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Family and Juvenile Law Section and participated in drafting the Oklahoma Adoption Code as a member of the Oklahoma Adoption Law Reform Committee. She has received several teaching awards in the College of Law, and in 1992 she was a recipient of the University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Blair holds a Juris Doctorate from Ohio State University College of Law.

Research Interests

A coauthor of Family Law in the World Community, the first American casebook in the field of comparative and international family law, and numerous publications related to adoption and family law.

Teaching Interests

Family Law
International and Comparative Family Law
Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws

Publications

  • Oklahoma Family Law – Statutes and Annotations (Divorce & Adoption) 2016-17 (publication pending); 2015-16 (with Robert Spector & Carolyn Thompson eds., Imprimatur Press 2015) (prev. eds. 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09) (2008).

  • Liability of Adoption Agencies and Attorneys for Misconduct in the Disclosure of Health-related Information, in Adoption Law and Practice 116-1 to 16-192 (chapter rev. 2004 & 1996) (supplements 1999 & 1997) (1993).

  • Family Law – Oklahoma, in Barbri Bar Review (Harcourt Brace Legal and Professional Publications, Inc. 1999) (prev. ed. 1998) (1997).

  • International Family Law: Conventions, Statutes, and Legislative Materials (with Merle Hope Weiner) (3d ed. (electronic pub.) Carolina Academic Press 2015) (2003).

  • Family Law in the World Community: Cases, Materials, and Problems in Comparative and International Family Law (with Merle Hope Weiner, Barbara Stark, and Solangel Maldonado) (3d ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2015) (with Merle Hope Weiner, 2003).

  • Family Law in the World Community: Cases, Materials, and Problems in Comparative and International Family Law—Teacher’s Manual (with Merle Hope Weiner, Barbara Stark & Solangel Maldonado) (Carolina Academic Press 2010).

  • Contribution to Millennium issue of PMLA 115 (winter 2000), 2072-73.

  • Comments of the Adoption Law Reform Committee to the 1998 Adoption Code Amendments, in Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (West 1997).

  • Comments of the Adoption Law Reform Committee to the 1998 Adoption Code Amendments, in Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (supplement, West 1998 & subsequent editions).

Courses Taught

  • Family Law in the World Community
  • Civil Procedure I

Professional Affiliations

  • Adoption Advocates
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Services
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • International Society of Family Law
  • Family Law Section, Association of American Law Schools
  • Board Member, Legal Aid of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State of Oklahoma Adoption Law Reform Committee

Awards & Honors

  • Highest Woman’s Cumulative Grade Point Average in Undergraduate Graduating Class
  • Dean’s List
  • Highest Woman's Cumulative Grade Point Average in Undergraduate Graduating Class
  • Dean's List
  • Highest Woman's Cumulative Grade Point Average in Undergraduate Graduating Class
  • Dean's List
  • Dean's List
  • Highest Woman's Cumulative Grade Point Average in Undergraduate Graduating Class
  • Highest Woman's Cumulative Grade Point Average in Undergraduate Graduating Class
  • Dean's List
  • Dean's List
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding Professor Award for the First Year Class
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Upper Division Classes
  • Academic Excellence
  • Highest Woman's Cumulative Grade Point Average in Undergraduate Graduating Class