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Rex Zedalis, LL.M, JD

Rex Zedalis, LL.M, JD
Director of Comparative and International Law Center
Professor of Law
College of Law
918-631-3050 College of Law Room 208


Other – Columbia University LLM – George Washington University JD – Pepperdine University BA – California State University


Professor Zedalis received his J.D. from Pepperdine University, his LL.M. (with highest honors) from George Washington University, and a J.S.D. from Columbia University. His areas of special interest include law relating to international energy resources and international trade and investment matters. His articles on the export control aspects of the Chemical Weapons Treaty were recently published in the International Lawyer and the American Journal of International Law. Before he joined TU College of Law in 1981, he was a Cutting Fellow in International Law at Columbia University and was a research associate with the International Comparative Law Program at George Washington University. He also served in the general counsel offices of the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Research Interests

His most recent research interests have focused on aspects of Iraqi oil and gas law, but have included international economic law, arms control, and self-defense.

Teaching Interests

International Energy
International Trade Law
Property Law and associated courses like land use controls, and financing land transactions


  • Law of the Sea After the Fourth and Fifth New York Sessions, Report of the World Ass’n of Lawyers Comm. on the Law of the Seas, Manila Conference on the Law of the World, Aug. 21-26, 1977.

  • An International Law Analysis of the Major U.N. Resolutions Concerning the Palestine Question, U.N. Doc. ST/SG/Ser. F/4. 1979 (consultant basis).

  • Law of War, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (Kermit L. Hall ed., 2002).

  • International Trade Law, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (Kermit L. Hall ed., 2002).

Courses Taught

  • Financing Land Transactions

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • University Outstanding Professor of the Year
  • Outstanding Law Professor
  • Outstanding Law Professor (Section 003)
  • Outstanding Law Professor of the Year