Profiles

Laurie Lucas Associate Professor; William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration Department of Economics and Legal Studies in Business 206 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-1692 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax)

Laurie A. Lucas is an Associate Professor of Economics and Legal Studies, and holds a William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration. Her research interests are in the areas of consumer finance law, law and entrepreneurship, and business ethics.

She currently serves as the Senior Articles Editor for the American Business Law Journal, a journal of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. From 2013-16 she also served as a Co-Editor for the Annual Survey in The Business Lawyer for the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law. In addition, she is a member of the Governing Committee for the Conference of Consumer Finance Law.

In 2011, she received the Greiner Award for Undergraduate Teaching at OSU where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the legal and regulatory environment of business.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Professor Lucas’s work has been published in the American Business Law Journal, The Business Lawyer, the Loyola Journal of Consumer Law, and the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, among other legal and business journals. Prior to entering academia, she practiced bankruptcy law in Oklahoma City. She is a member of the American and Oklahoma Bar Associations, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Society of Business Ethics, and the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.

Publications

Laurie A. Lucas, 2016, "The Consumer Protection Movement", The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty

Laurie A. Lucas, Adam D. Maarec, John C. Morton, 2016, ""Abusive" Acts or Practices Under the CFPB's UDAAP Prohibition", Business Lawyer (The), 71 (2)

John L. Ropiequet, Andrew M. Smith, Nicole F. Munro, Laurie A. Lucas, 2016, "Introduction to the 2016 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law", Business Lawyer (The), 71 (2)

John L. Ropiequet, Nicole Frush Munro, Laurie A. Lucas, 2015, "Introduction to the 2015 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law", Business Lawyer (The), 70 (2), 5237-41.

Laurie Lucas, Tomio B. Narita, Don S. Maurice, 2014, "Circuit Conflicts Create Uncertainty for Debt Colletctors under the FDCPA", The Business Lawyer, 69 (2)

John L Ropiequet, Nicole Frush Munro, Laurie Lucas, 2014, "Introduction to the 2014 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law", The Business Lawyer, 69 (2)

Laurie Lucas, Don S. Maurice, Tomio B. Narita, 2013, "Say What You Mean: The FDCPA and Problems of Interpretation", The Business Lawyer, 68, 659-68.

Laurie Lucas, 2013, "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau", Consumer Survival: Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection

Laurie Lucas, 2013, "The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", Consumer Survival: Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection

Laurie Lucas, 2013, "The Federal Trade Commission", Consumer Survival: Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection

Laurie Lucas, Griffin Pivateau, 2012, "Attorneys and Entrepreneurs: Creating Value for Small Business Start Ups", Texas Wesleyan Law Review, 18 (4), 717-28.

Tomio B Narita, Donald S Maurice, Laurie Lucas, 2012, "FDCPA Update: An Industry in Transition", The Business Lawyer, 67 (2), 639-47.

Laurie Lucas, Mike Voorhees, 2011, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Regulatory Environment and Recent Appellate Cases", Consumer Financial Law Quarterly Report, 65 (1/2), 4-14.

Laurie Lucas, Tomio B. Narita, Anna-Katrina S. Christakis, 2011, "Recent Cases Concerning the Treatment of Attorney Debt Collectors Under the FDCPA", The Business Lawyer, 66 (2)

Laurie Lucas, 2010, "Ignorance of the Law or Bona Fide Error?", Oklahoma Bar Journal, 81 (14), 1199-1200.

A.K.S. Christakis, T.B. Narita, Laurie Lucas, 2010, "FDCPA Update: Keeping Pace in a Changing Consumer Environment", The Business Lawyer, 65 (2), 673-84.

Laurie Lucas, A.C. Harrell, 2009, "The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Tenth Circuit Primer", Oklahoma Bar Journal, 803-10.

Laurie Lucas, A.C. Harrell, 2008, "Consumer Standards under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Case for Regulatory Expansion ", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, 62 (1), 232-47.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 2006, "The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: 2006 Review of Appellate Court Decisions", The Business Lawyer, 61 (2), 941-48.

Laurie Lucas, K. Braunsberger, D. Roach, 2005, "Evaluating the Efficacy of Credit Card Regulation", The International Journal of Bank Marketing , 23 (3), 237-54.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 2005, "The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: 2004 Review of Appellate Court Decisions", The Business Lawyer, 60 (2), 813-21.

Karin Braunsberger, Laurie Lucas, Dave Roach, 2004, "The Effectiveness of Credit Card Regulaton for Vulnerable Consumers", Journal of Services Marketing, 18 (5), 358-70.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 2003, "2003 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 58, 1301-08.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 2002, "2002 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 57, 1329-37.

Laurie Lucas, 2002, "Creating Group Assignments that Teach Multiple Concepts in an Interdisciplinary Course Context", Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups, 149-56.

Gene Cole, Richard Smith, Laurie Lucas, 2002, "The Debut of Generation Y in the American Workforce", Journal of Business Administration Online, 1 (2)

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 2001, "2001 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 56, 1231-44.

Laurie Lucas, 2001, "Integrative Social Contract Theory: Ethical Implications of Marketing Credit Cards to U.S. College Students", American Business Law Journal, 38, 413-40.

Gene Cole, Laurie Lucas, 2001, "Stakeholder Rights of Employees and Health Care Coverage", Southwestern Journal of Economics, 4 (1), 217-30.

Laurie Lucas, Diane F. Baker, Dave Roach, 2001, "Team Learning versus Traditional Lecture: Measuring the Efficacy of Teaching Method in Legal Studies", Journal of Legal Studies in Education, 19, 63-82.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 2000, "2000 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 55, 1453-66.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1999, "1999 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 54, 1419-31.

M. G. Harvey, J. T. Rothe, J. Kasulis, Laurie Lucas, 1999, "Parallel Brands: A Strategic Option for Second-Tier Channel Members", Journal of Marketing Channels, 7, 53-78.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1998, "1998 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 53, 1111-19.

M. G. Harvey, J. T. Rothe, Laurie Lucas, 1998, "The "Trade Dress" Controversy: A Case of Strategic Cross-Brand Cannibalization", Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice, 6 (2), 1-15.

Laurie Lucas, 1998, "The Cost Credit Reduction Act of 1997 and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Problems of Interpretation", Loyola Consumer Law Review, 10, 172-85.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1997, "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad: 1997 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 52, 1163-71.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1996, "An Unholy Trilogy: Unresolved Issues under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 51, 949-56.

M. G. Harvey, Laurie Lucas, 1996, "Child Labor and the MNC: Strategies for Facing a Global Reality", Business & The Contemporary World, 8 (2), 144-60.

M. G. Harvey, Laurie Lucas, 1996, "Intellectual Property Rights: What MNC Managers Should Know about GATT", Multinational Business Review, 4 (1), 77-93.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1995, "1995 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 50, 1185-91.

Alvin C. Harrell, Laurie Lucas, 1995, "Equal Credit Opportunity in the 1990s: Implications for Financial Institutions", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, 49 (1), 83-89.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1995, "Understanding the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: An Analysis of Recent Case Law", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, 49 (2), 301-09.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1995, "What You Should Know About the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", Texas Bank Lawyer, 18, 11-12.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1994, "1994 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 49, 1385-94.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1993, "1993 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 48, 1159-70.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1992, "1992 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 47, 1309-17.

Laurie Lucas, Alvin C. Harrell, 1991, "1991 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 46, 1123-33.

Alvin C. Harrell, Laurie Lucas, 1990, "Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Business Lawyer, 45, 2001-19.

Alvin C. Harrell, Laurie Lucas, 1989, "Attorneys and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", The Oklahoma Bar Journal, 60, 2597-2603.

Awards and Honors

Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2015)
Nomination for Regents Distinguished Research Award (2013)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2013)
Nomination for Regents Distinguished Research Award (2012)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2012)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2011)
Greiner Undergraduate Teaching Award (2011)
Nomination for Regents Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (2011)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2010)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2009)
Faculty Excellence Award for Research (2006)
Maurice H. Merrill Golden Quill Award (1990)

Editorial and Review Activities

American Business Law Journal
Editorial Board Member

Consumer Finance Services Law Annual Survey
Special Issue Editor
2013 - 2016

American Business Law Journal
Editor or Co-Editor

Annual Survey of Consumer Finance Law in The Business Lawyer
Editor or Co-Editor

American Business Law Journal
Editorial Board Member
2001 - 2013

Education

MA, University of OklahomaLibrary and Information Studies1993
JD, University of Oklahoma1988
BBA, University of OklahomaEconomics1985