Rick Tepker is the first member of the OU law faculty to appear, argue and win a
case before the United States Supreme Court. In 1987, the Court appointed Tepker as
counsel for petitioner, an indigent juvenile sentenced to death. Thompson v. Oklahoma,
487 U.S. 815 (1988). It was the first case in which an American court overturned a death
sentence on constitutional grounds because the condemned was too young at the time of the
crime. 

Contributions to Books

Link

The Judges of the Court of Appeals, The Federal Courts of the Tenth Circuit: A History (1992)
 

Law Journal Articles

Presentations

Marbury v. Madison After Two Hundred Years, Annual Meeting of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2003)
 
The Report of the Secretary: The 1998-99 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Anual Meeting of American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law (1999)
 
The 1998-99 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Law of Work, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1999)
 
The Clinton National Labor Relations Board in Review, Committee on Development of the Law Under the NLRA, Section of Labor & Employment Law, American Bar Association, Midwinter Meeting (1999)
 
Limits of Free Speech, Annual Meeting of the American College of Trial Lawyers (1997)
 

Public & Professional Service

Curriculum Vitae