Stephen Galoob, PhD, JD

Stephen Galoob, PhD, JD
Associate Professor of Law
College of Law
918-631-2464 College of Law


PhD – University of California-Berkeley MA – University of California-Berkeley JD – University of Virginia School of Law BA – University of Oklahoma


Stephen Galoob is an associate professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and received his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program. Prior to attending graduate school, Stephen practiced law as a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C.

Stephen’s scholarly work examines fundamental questions in criminal law, torts, contracts, and professional responsibility. He is currently writing articles concerning blackmail, the nature of norms, fiduciary concepts, reparation, and political legitimacy.

Stephen also writes in the field of legal ethics. His work in this area examines how professional roles in general (and the lawyer’s role in particular) have normative significance—that is, how they change what their occupants are permitted, forbidden, or required to do.

In 2018, Stephen worked with several TU Law students as part of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform's Project Commutation, which brought together criminal lawyers, criminal justice policy experts, politicians, and other advocates for criminal justice reform as part of an effort to reduce Oklahoma’s first-in-the-nation rate of incarceration. These efforts culminated in Governor Fallin's commuting the sentences of 30 people who had been convicted of drug-related felonies.


Law Reviews

Book Chapters

Dissertation Projects

  • Stephen Galoob, A Liberal Theory of Reparation, 2015.

Book Reviews

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Procedure: Police Practices
  • Tulsa Law Review
  • Criminal Law & Administration
  • The Law, Ethics and Psychology of Responsibility
  • Professional Responsibility

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Merit Scholarship