Jason B. Aamodt, Esq. is a practicing attorney with 20 years of experience working with Indian Tribes and individuals. My career is today comprised of four parts: Teaching, litigating Indian Trust and Environmental cases, starting a small brewery, and conducting social research concerning Justice and Sustainable Development. I am licensed to practice in all Oklahoma courts, the Northern, Western and Eastern Federal Districts of Oklahoma, the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas, the United States Federal Court of Claims, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
As a teacher, my classes have included Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Water Law, International Environmental Law, and Corporate and Sustainable Responsibility. With the coming years here at OSU, I am looking forward to teaching new courses relating to the Management and Graduate Environmental Programs, with a central theme focused on Sustainable Development.
As a lawyer I have and continue to represent Indian tribes and Individuals on a wide range of issues, from environmental contamination, natural resource protection, to land, financial trust and accounting matters. Among other accomplishments, I settled the fifth largest Indian Trust Accounting case, obtained a National Law Journal Top-25 jury verdict (2013), certified the first class action in Oklahoma based on an air dispersion model, and established a new cause of action against the United States for Indian Tribes.
I enjoy research and writing. My recent publications include: The Role of Conjunctive Management in Sustainable Development, in Delivering Energy Policy in the EU and US: A Multi-Disciplinary Reader (Edinburgh Univ. Press 2016); Using Appropriate Sustainable Energy Technologies (ASETS) to Promote Access to Energy for the Other Third, in International Energy Development, the Emerging Contours (Routledge 2015) (Invited to provide chapter); and Can the Chinese Biogas Experience Shed Light on the Future of Sustainable Energy Development?, 42 Denver J. Int’l Law & Pol. 427 (2014).
I am an aspiring homebrewer, and I am planning a nano-brewery in Norfork, Arkansas using locally harvested yeast, and regionally sourced grains. We are just getting started, and our goal is to always be tiny, but to always make great beer or other beer-like things that taste good!
I am an unreconstructed fisherman, hunter and hiker. If no one can find me, check the hunting seasons. If there is no hunting season, then check the water level on the Norfork tailwater. If its not low, I'm walking about somewhere my cell phone won't get reception.
Jason received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry/Environmental Science from State University of New York in Plattsburgh and his Juris Doctorate from The University of Tulsa College of Law.
He was the Assistant Dean for Online Legal Education, and teaches International Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law.