Oklahoma in the United States

Legal Materials

The Electronic Law Library for Oklahoma includes:

  • Oklahoma Cases
  • Oklahoma Statutes
  • Oklahoma Session Laws
  • The Oklahoma Constitution
  • The Oklahoma Administrative Code
  • The Oklahoma Register
  • Oklahoma Court Rules
  • Oklahoma Attorney General’s Opinions
  • Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions
  • Fee & Bond Schedules
  • Oklahoma Interest on Judgments
  • Oklahoma Legal Forms

Links to Oklahoma government agencies and other law-related sites are posted onFindLaw and Washlaw Web. Primary legal materials are also available from Lexis, Westlaw and Loislaw. Google Scholar has free cases back to 1950; subscription sites Versuslaw and Fastcase also have cases back to 1950.

Supreme and appellate court cases are published in the Pacific Reporter.

To check on the status of a pending bill, call Records and Information at 405-521-5642.

The Oklahoma Practice Series (West) discusses many aspects of Oklahoma law.

For questions about Oklahoma legal materials, copies and borrowing try calling the University of Oklahoma Law Library (405-325-4311) or the Oklahoma City University Law Library (405-521-5271).

Note: We linked the resources to archive.org in an effort to decrease the number of broken links cited.

Primary Law

For more U.S. state primary law resources, see:

Topics Covered by the Oklahoma Legal Encyclopedia

Note: More detailed information about this State is provided in the Oklahoma jurisdictional legal Encyclopedia, which tie together Oklahoma statutory and case law.

Topics include:

  • Oklahoma Statutes
  • OK Cases & Case Law
  • Oklahoma Legal Websites
  • OK State Government Info
  • Oklahoma Counties
  • Oklahoma Cities
  • Oklahoma Legislation
  • OK Court Reporters/Depositions
  • Oklahoma Legal Forms
  • Oklahoma Courts
  • OK State Bar/Legal Associations
  • Oklahoma Law Enforcement
  • Oklahoma Media Sources

Race Riot of 1921 in Tulsa (Oklahoma) in relation to Crime and Race

Race Riot of 1921 in Tulsa (Oklahoma) is included in the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (1), beginning with: The Tulsa Race Riot took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in the economically prosperous Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Some 35 square blocks of Black-owned businesses and homes were burned to the ground, and more than 300 people were killed. The immediate cause of the violence was a sharp rise in racial tensions fueled by an inflammatory story that appeared in the Tulsa Tribune , describing an encounter between a Black man and a White woman in Tulsa’s business district. The newspaper’s highly distorted account of the event led to the forming of a racist lynch mob and ultimately to the destruction of a thriving African American community amid great loss of life. Only after nearly 50 years of official silence, amounting to a virtual taboo on the subject, was an investigation finally authorized. (1)

Finding the law: Oklahoma in the U.S. Code

A collection of general and permanent laws relating to oklahoma, passed by the United States Congress, are organized by subject matter arrangements in the United States Code (U.S.C.; this label examines oklahoma topics), to make them easy to use (usually, organized by legal areas into Titles, Chapters and Sections). The platform provides introductory material to the U.S. Code, and cross references to case law. View the U.S. Code’s table of contents here.


Notes and References

  1. Entry about Race Riot of 1921 in Tulsa (Oklahoma) in the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime

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