Professor Allison earned his J.D. in 1972 from The University of Tulsa and his LL.M.
in 1976 in the area of economic regulation from Columbia University. He teaches
constitutional law, water law, and regulated industries. Professor Allison is a fellow of
the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program of the College of Law. His scholarship
includes a casebook on regulated industries and numerous articles on constitional law and
energy policy. As special counsel to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, he helped
organize and write a study of issues the OCC encountered in deciding whether to adopt
various public utility standards proposed in the landmark Public Utilities Policies Act
of 1978. Professor Allison has been lead counsel on five State Supreme Court challenges
to initiative petitions concerning state government reorganization, abortion rights,
education reform, and congressional term limits. He has been a Democratic nominee for


Western Water Law (1982)
Economic Regulation: Energy, Transportation and Utilities (with Richard J. Pierce and Patrick H. Martin) (1980)

Contributions to Books

Survey of Oklahoma Water Law, Waters and Water Rights (2006)
Survey of Oklahoma Water Law, Waters and Water Rights (1991)



Oklahoma Water Rights: What Good Are They?, Oklahoma Law Review (2012)


The Effects of State Laws and Regulations on the Development of Renewable Sources of Electric Energy (with John L. Williams), Resources for the Future (2010)

Work product of a research grant from Resources for the Future that analyzes the electric...