Matt Lamkin, J.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Matt Lamkin, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law


Matt Lamkin publishes in the top academic journals in the world, including the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA, periodicals like Scientific American and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other top journals of law, medicine, and ethics. Since 2013, he has been named Outstanding Professor at the College of Law eight times and won the university Outstanding Professor award. He previously served as vice president of the Faculty Senate.

Lamkin earned an A.B. degree from Princeton University, an M.A. in bioethics from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D. from Northwestern Law School. He has served as a policy advisor to the mayor of Indianapolis, a litigator at Latham & Watkins, and a fellow at Stanford’s Center for Law & the Biosciences.

Lamkin is currently researching how accreditation organizations that purport to protect consumers can instead enable fraud and abuse. He is undertaking a case study involving a law school that has allegedly violated multiple standards of the American Bar Association – including systematically misrepresenting the size of its faculty and falsely advertising non-existent programs. The study will analyze the ABA’s response and assess the extent to which this accrediting body protects students and enforces its standards.


  • J.D., Northwestern University
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • A.B., Princeton University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • University fraud and abuse
  • Bioethics
  • Controlled substances
  • Psychedelics
  • Cannabis