Stephen Galoob, J.D., Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Stephen Galoob, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Law


Stephen Galoob is professor of law at The University of Tulsa College of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and received his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program. Prior to attending graduate school, Stephen practiced law as a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C. Stephen’s research examines fundamental questions in criminal law, torts, contracts, and professional responsibility. His scholarship has appeared in Yale Law Journal, University of Southern California Law Review, Legal Theory, Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, American Journal of Jurisprudence, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and New Criminal Law Review. He is also the co-author of “Oklahoma Criminal Law and Procedure (with forms).” He is currently writing a book applying fiduciary principles to topics in legal and political theory and a series of articles on the significance of injustice to criminal law. Stephen’s scholarship informs his legal work. Stephen worked with TU law and undergraduate students as part of Project Commutation, which brought together criminal lawyers, criminal justice policy experts, politicians, and other advocates in an effort to reform Oklahoma’s incarceration practices. The Project Commutation team helped secure commutations for hundreds of people.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
    Dissertation: “A Liberal Theory of Reparation”
  • J.D., University of Virginia
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma

Research interests and areas of interest

  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Political philosophy
  • Professional responsibility
  • Cannabis and the law