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Vicki Limas, JD

Vicki Limas, JD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-2445 College of Law

Education

Other – William Rainey Harper College MA – University of Illinois JD – Northwestern University BA – University of Illinois

Bio

Professor Limas received her J.D. in 1984 from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 1988, she practiced labor and employment law with a major Tulsa law firm. She is an adjunct settlement judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She chairs the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and serves on The University of Tulsa’s Diversity Advisory Council and Northwestern University’s Native American Leadership Council. Her scholarly interests focus on employment law, particularly employment issues affecting Indian tribes and individuals. She is a contributing author to Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (2005 ed.).

Research Interests

Employment issues relating to American Indian tribes and individuals

Teaching Interests

Employment Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Legal Ethics

Publications

  • Does an Indian Tribe Waive Sovereign Immunity by Entering into a Contract Containing an Arbitration Clause? 6 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 337 (ABA, March 13, 2001).

  • Tribal Government Rights Ordinances, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Bobbs-Merrill 1982).

  • Laws of General Applicability, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Bobbs-Merrill 1982).

  • § 21.02[5][c] Employment Issues, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (LexisNexis 2005).

  • § 20.02[5] Indian Arts and Crafts Act, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (LexisNexis 2005).

  • § 2.03 Federal Laws of General Applicability, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (LexisNexis 2005).

  • TEROs, in Encyclopedia of United States American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law (CQ Press 2009).

  • Employment Law, in Encyclopedia of United States American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law (CQ Press 2009).

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • The University of Tulsa Faculty Scholarship Award
  • Exemplary Service by a Faculty Member
  • Distinction in Philosophy
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Top 20 Women Professors in Okahoma
  • Roger R. Scott Community Service Award
  • 2011 Power Attorney
  • Outstanding Teacher Award