Of Counsel
About Gary Allison:
Education :
  • University of Tulsa (J.D. 1972)
  • Columbia University (LL.M. 1976)
Concurrent Employment :
  • Vice Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law and Professor of Law
  • Fellow of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program (SERL)
  • Faculty Advisor to the Public Interest Law Society and Director of the Public Policy Certificate Program
Selected Professional Experience :
  • Admitted to practice in Oklahoma
  • Lead counsel on five State Supreme Court cases
Selected Presentations & Publications:

Democracy DeLayed: The High Court Distorts Voting Rights Principles to Thwart Partially the Texas Republican Gerrymander,” 42 Tulsa L. Rev. 605-679 (2007)

Protecting Our Nation’s Political Duopoly: The Supremes Spoil the Libertarian’s Party,” 41 Tulsa L. Rev. 291-240 (2005)

Sanctioning Sodomy: The Supreme Court Liberates Gay Sex and Limits State Power to Vindicate the Moral Sentiments of the People,” 39 Tulsa L. Rev. 95-153 (2003)

School Vouchers: The Educational Silver Bullet or an Ideological Blank Round?” 38 Tulsa L. Rev. 329-361 (2002)

Prelude to a Church-State: The Supremes set the Stage for Faith-Based Initiatives,” 37 Tulsa L. Rev. 111 (2001). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™, Westlaw

Protecting Party Purity in the Selection of Nominees for Public Office: The Supreme Court Strikes Down California’s Blanket Primaries and Endanger the Open Primaries of Many States,” 36 Tulsa L. J. 59 (2000). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™ , Westlaw

The Cultural War over NEA Funding: Illogical Statutory Deconstruction Erodes Expressive Freedom,” 34 Tulsa L.J. 233 (1999). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™ , Westlaw

The Cyberwar of 1997: Timidity and Sophistry at the First Amendment Front,” 33 Tulsa L.J. 103 (1997). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™ , Westlaw

Free Speech, Indecency and the Electronic Media: The Fragmentation of the Supreme Court,” 32 Tulsa L.J. 403 (1997). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™ , Westlaw

CLE Presentation, “Riparianism in Oklahoma: A Mountain or a Molehill” (Nov. 1997).

Backlash: The Court Protects the Entrenched Advantages of the Majority” with help from Louis Bullock, 31 Tulsa L.J. 425 (1996). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™ , Westlaw

Franco-American Charolaise: “The Never Ending Story,” 30 Tulsa L.J. 1 (1994). available at LexisNexis™, Westlaw

CLE Presentation, “Water Wars: The Return of the Riparian: A Renewed Focus on Water Rights” (U. of Tulsa College of Law, Mar. 18, 1994).

Survey of Oklahoma Water Law, in 6 Waters and Water Rights” 687-698 (R. Beck, ed., updated ed., Bobbs-Merrill 1994).

Natural Gas Prorationing v. Take-or-Pay: The Risk-shifting Battle Continues,” 1988-89 Preview 229 (1989).

Explorvelopment: A Theoretical Hybrid Looking for Fertile Legal Soil in an Unfertile Economy,” 39th Institute on Oil & Gas Law & Taxation 9.1-9.29 (1988).

The Prorationing of Natural Gas in Oklahoma,” 57 U. Col. L. Rev. 169 (1986).

Railroad Employees and Amtrak: The Free Ride May Continue,” 1984-85 Preview 370 (1985).

Imprudent Power Construction Projects: The Malaise of Traditional Public Utility Policies, 13 Hofstra L. Rev. 507 (1985). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis™, Westlaw,

Ratable Taking v. Take-or-Pay: Hijinks in the Gas Patch, 1985-86 Preview 133 (1985).
Natural Gas Pricing: The Eternal Debate, 37 Baylor L. Rev. 1 (1985).

Energy Sectionalism: Economic Origins and Legal Responses, 38 Sw. L.J. 703 (1984). available at Westlaw

Western Water Law (Institute for Energy Development 1982).

Regulation of Oil and Gas Profits: A Primer (Institute for Energy Development 1981).

Economic Regulation: Energy, Transportation and Utilities, with Richard J. Pierce & Patrick H. Martin. (Michie Bobbs-Merrill 1980).

Implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 in Oklahoma, with John Lowe and Mary House. (National Energy Law & Policy Inst., 1980).

Judging the Prudence of Constructing Nuclear Power Plants: A Report to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 15 Tulsa L.J. 262 (1979). available at HeinOnline

The Legal and Regulatory Issues of Transporting Coal by Slurry Pipeline, II Coal Slurry Task Reports, pt. 2 (U.S. Office of Technology Assessment 1978).