Vicki Limas, JD
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.).
Employment issues relating to American Indian tribes and individuals
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Vicki Limas, The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act: Do Indian Tribes Finally Hold a Trump Card?, 41 Am. Indian L. Rev. 343 (2017).
Vicki Limas, The Tuscarorganization of the Tribal Workforce, 2008 Mich. St. L. Rev. (Symposium, Labor and Employment Laws in Indian Country) 467 (2008).
Vicki Limas, Casey and the Little Leaguers, 37 Tulsa L. Rev. 81 (2001).
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).
Vicki Limas, Of One-Legged Marathoners and Legally Blind Pilots: Disabling the ADA on a Case-By-Case Basis, 35 Tulsa L.J. 505 (2000).
LimasVicki, Significant Employment Law Decisions in the 1997-98 Term: A Clarification of Sexual Harassment Law and a Broad Definition of Disability, 34 Tulsa L.J. 307 (1999).
Vicki Limas, Sovereignty as a Bar to Enforcement of Executive Order 11246 in Federal Contracts with Native American Tribes, 26 N.M. L. Rev. 257 (1996).
Vicki Limas, Application of Federal Labor and Employment Statutes to Native American Tribes: Respecting Sovereignty and Achieving Consistency, 24 Ariz. St. L.J. (1994).
Vicki Limas, Employment Suits Against Indian Tribes: Balancing Sovereign Rights and Civil Rights, 70 Denv. U. L. Rev. 359 (1993).
Vicki Limas, Group versus Individual Rights, Political versus Racial Protections: American Indians’ Dual Status under U.S. Workplace Discrimination Laws (2004).
Employment Law, in Encyclopedia of United States American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law (CQ Press 2009).
TEROs, in Encyclopedia of United States American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law (CQ Press 2009).
§ 2.03 Federal Laws of General Applicability, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (LexisNexis 2005).
§ 20.02 Indian Arts and Crafts Act, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (LexisNexis 2005).
§ 21.02[c] Employment Issues, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (LexisNexis 2005).
Laws of General Applicability, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Bobbs-Merrill 1982).
Tribal Government Rights Ordinances, in Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Bobbs-Merrill 1982).
- Independent Research
- Dl: Healthcare Compliance
- DL: Conflict of Laws
- LLM Thesis
- Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Awards & Honors
- The University of Tulsa Faculty Scholarship Award
- Exemplary Service by a Faculty Member
- Distinction in Philosophy
- Outstanding Faculty Service Award
- Outstanding Teacher Award
- Roger R. Scott Community Service Award
- 2011 Power Attorney
- AV Preeminent Rating
- Top 20 Women Professors in Okahoma