Jason Aamodt JD

Adjunct College of Law


Jason Aamodt teaches International Environmental Law and Water Law. Aamodt is published in numerous journals. He is the founding member of the Indian and Environmental Law Center, a mid-western law firm specializing in water rights, land damages, Indian law, and toxic tort litigation. Among notable cases, the Tenth Circuit created a new cause of action while overruling the dismissal of one of Mr. Aamodt’s Indian trust accounting cases. Mr. Aamodt obtained certification of the first geographically defined toxic tort class in Oklahoma. The National Law Journal Ranked one of Aamodt’s jury verdicts as one of the top-100 verdicts in the United States in 2013.

J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law
B.S., State University of New York at Plattsburgh

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Law Reviews

Can the Chinese Biogas Experience Shed Light on the Future of Sustainable Energy Development?, 42 Denver J. Int'l L. & Pol'y (46th Annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium: International Legal Perspectives on the Future of Development) 427 (2014).

Groundwater: A Comparative Analysis of the Regulation of Groundwater Encountered in Surface Mining, (with Krystina Phillips & Rene Annesley) 64 Okla. L. Rev. 539 (2012).

Russian Nuclear Dumping: The Environmental Dimension, 10 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 267 (1999).

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials: Human Health & Regulation, 33 Tulsa L.J. 847 (1998).

Regulating the Standard of Care Owed to the Public During an Emergency at a Nuclear Power Plant, 16 Energy L.J. 161 (1995).

Book Chapters

Using Appropriate Sustainable Energy Technologies (ASETS) To Promote Access To Energy For The Other Third, in International Handbook of Energy and Poverty (forthcoming) (with Lakshman D. Guruswamy & Blake Feamster).

Russian Nuclear Dumping: The Environmental Dimension, in Arms & the Environment: Preventing the Perils of Arms Control


Tar Creek, Tribal Environmental Jurisdiction and Natural Resource Restoration of Tribal Lands, Proceedings of The Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium 1 (2000).

Tom Casten, Turning Off the Heat (invited book review), Tulsa World:, May 9, 1999.

Lakshman D. Guruswamy et al., International Environmental Law and World Order (West 2d ed. 1999) (assisted with revision).

Occurring Radioactive Materials: Human Health & Regulation, 36 Public Land and Resources Law Digest 11 (1999).

Sources of Environmental Liability in Natural Gas Exploration and Production, Gas Research Institute (1999) (invited, funded research).

Of the People: NELPI, the Tribes and TU, The University of Tulsa Magazine, 1998, at 3.