The Center for Legal Studies & Business Ethics endeavors to promote and enhance business
and professional ethics and regulatory compliance through applied and theoretical
research that explores the intersections between law and business.
We envision a world where business may achieve competitive advantage through legal,
ethical, and regulatory compliance.
Hosted annually by the Center for Legal Studies & Business Ethics, the Puterbaugh
Ethics Lecture series brings to the Stillwater campus speakers like Vicki Behenna,
district attorney for Oklahoma County and the first woman to hold the position. The
series provides students with the opportunity to meet with leaders who share their
stories about ethical challenges they face in their field and in society.
Join the discussion
Each year, the CLSBE invites to campus leaders in law and industry to engage in a
conversation with our students about what ethical leadership means to them. This interactive
event brings together people like Shella Bowlin (Cherokee Nation Businesses), Robyn
Elliot (Chickasaw Nation) and Teresa Jackson (Choctaw Nation Tribal Services) to join
the conversation with leaders at Spears. The series provides opportunities for students
to drive the conversation while leaders share their wisdom and experience.
Student Center for the Public Trust
With over 40 chapters on college campuses nationwide, Student CPT provides an interactive
environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish, while creating
opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional
The Women in Technology Club, focused on attracting women to technical careers and preparing them for success as a woman in the industry, will launch this fall on the Stillwater campus of Oklahoma State University.