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Ethical business leadership

and serving the community
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.


Puterbaugh series

Leaders share with students
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.

Conversation series

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.

Get involved 

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 leadership skills.

Featured Announcements

Women in Technology Club kicks off this fall

August 29, 2023

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.

Lucas named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

August 24, 2023

Dr. Laurie Lucas, associate professor of legal studies at the Spears School of Business, has been invited to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).




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