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About Monika U. Ehrman

Professor Ehrman joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2013. Her scholarly interests lie in the area of oil and gas law, including perspectives on environmental impacts and energy policy.
Prior to teaching, she served as general counsel for a privately-held oil and gas company in Dallas; senior counsel with Pioneer Natural Resources, in Irving, Texas; and associate attorney in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP. Her practice included oil and gas litigation and transactions in such areas as the Eagle Ford Shale, Barnett Shale, Hugoton Basin, and Permian Basin. Prior to law school, Professor Ehrman worked as a petroleum engineer in the upstream, midstream, and pipeline sectors of the energy industry. In addition to her experience with the technical aspects of the industry, she also worked as an analyst in the areas of commodity risk management and energy trading. Professor Ehrman currently serves as an Editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter for the Institute for Energy Law and as a Trustee-at-Large for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She performs pro bono work for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
Professor Ehrman received her LL.M. from Yale Law School, her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, and her B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta.


2014 - Present Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Trustee-at-Large, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Energy Law
  • Oil and Gas Contracts
  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law

Articles (14)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (19)