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Oklahoma State University

LAURIE LUCAS

LAURIE LUCAS

Department of Management
William S. Spears Chair in Business

333 BUSINESS BUILDING
STILLWATER, OK 74078-4011
Phone: 405-744-1692

llucas@okstate.edu

Biography

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 is the Advisory Editor in Chief 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 of Consumer Financial Services Law in The Business Lawyer for the Consumer Financial Services Subcommittee in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. In 2018, she began a three-year term as a member of the Publications Board for Business Law Section of the ABA. She also 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's 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 Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and the Society for Business Ethics.

Education

  • MA, University of Oklahoma, MLIS (Library and Information Studies), 1993
  • JD, University of Oklahoma, 1988
  • BBA, University of Oklahoma, Economics, 1985

Publications

  • Laurie A. Lucas, Eric L. Johnson, and Lawrence J. Trautman. (2017). "Top Ten Reasons Why We'll Miss Alvin Harrell". Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report. (71), 3, 105-09.
  • Laurie A. Lucas and Christopher L. Peterson. (2017). "Developments in Federal Student-Lending Law: Harbingers of Change?". The Business Lawyer. (72), 2, 465-74.
  • Laurie A. Lucas. (2017). "The Consumer Protection Movement". ABC-CLIO: The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. (1), 101-06.
  • Laurie A. Lucas, Adam D. Maarec, and John C. Morton. (2016). ""Abusive" Acts or Practices Under the CFPB's UDAAP Prohibition". The Business Lawyer. (71), 2, 749-57.
  • John L. Ropiequet, Andrew M. Smith, Nicole F. Munro, and Laurie A. Lucas. (2016). "Introduction to the 2016 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law". The Business Lawyer. (71), 2, 633-38.
  • John L. Ropiequet, Nicole Frush Munro, and Laurie A. Lucas. (2015). "Introduction to the 2015 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law". The Business Lawyer. (70), 2, 537-41.
  • Laurie Lucas, Tomio B. Narita, and Don S. Maurice. (2014). "Circuit Conflicts Create Uncertainty for Debt Colletctors under the FDCPA". The Business Lawyer. (69), 2, 623-32.
  • John L Ropiequet, Nicole Frush Munro, and Laurie Lucas. (2014). "Introduction to the 2014 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law". The Business Lawyer. (69), 2, 521-25.
  • Laurie Lucas, Don S. Maurice, and 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. 152-58.
  • Laurie Lucas. (2013). "The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". Consumer Survival: Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection. 374-77.
  • Laurie Lucas. (2013). "The Federal Trade Commission". Consumer Survival: Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection. 427-34.
  • Laurie Lucas and Griffin Pivateau. (2012). "Attorneys and Entrepreneurs: Creating Value for Small Business Start Ups". Fort Worth, TX: Texas Wesleyan Law Review. (18), 4, 717-28.
  • Tomio B Narita, Donald S Maurice, and Laurie Lucas. (2012). "FDCPA Update: An Industry in Transition". The Business Lawyer. (67), 2, 639-47.
  • Laurie Lucas and 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, and Anna-Katrina S. Christakis. (2011). "Recent Cases Concerning the Treatment of Attorney Debt Collectors Under the FDCPA". The Business LawyerChicago: . (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, and Laurie Lucas. (2010). "FDCPA Update: Keeping Pace in a Changing Consumer Environment". The Business LawyerChicago, Ill: . (65), 2, 673-84.
  • Laurie Lucas and A.C. Harrell. (2009). "The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Tenth Circuit Primer". Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Bar Journal. 803-10.
  • Laurie Lucas and A.C. Harrell. (2008). "Consumer Standards under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Case for Regulatory Expansion ". Oklahoma City, OK: Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report. (62), 1, 232-47.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (2006). "The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: 2006 Review of Appellate Court Decisions". The Business LawyerChicago IL: . (61), 2, 941-48.
  • Laurie Lucas, K. Braunsberger, and D. Roach. (2005). "Evaluating the Efficacy of Credit Card Regulation". The International Journal of Bank Marketing . (23), 3, 237-54.
  • Laurie Lucas and 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, and Dave Roach. (2004). "The Effectiveness of Credit Card Regulaton for Vulnerable Consumers". Journal of Services Marketing. (18), 5, 358-70.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (2003). "2003 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (58), 1301-08.
  • Laurie Lucas and 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". Praeger: Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups. 149-56.
  • Gene Cole, Richard Smith, and Laurie Lucas. (2002). "The Debut of Generation Y in the American Workforce". Journal of Business Administration Online. (1), 2,
  • Laurie Lucas and 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 and Laurie Lucas. (2001). "Stakeholder Rights of Employees and Health Care Coverage". Southwestern Journal of Economics. (4), 1, 217-30.
  • Laurie Lucas, Diane F. Baker, and 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 and Alvin C. Harrell. (2000). "2000 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (55), 1453-66.
  • Laurie Lucas and 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, and Laurie Lucas. (1999). "Parallel Brands: A Strategic Option for Second-Tier Channel Members". Journal of Marketing Channels. (7), 53-78.
  • Laurie Lucas and 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, and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Laurie Lucas. (1996). "Intellectual Property Rights: What MNC Managers Should Know about GATT". Multinational Business Review. (4), 1, 77-93.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (1995). "1995 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (50), 1185-91.
  • Alvin C. Harrell and Laurie Lucas. (1995). "Equal Credit Opportunity in the 1990s: Implications for Financial Institutions". Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report. (49), 1, 83-89.
  • Laurie Lucas and 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 and Alvin C. Harrell. (1995). "What You Should Know About the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". Texas Bank Lawyer. (18), 11-12.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (1994). "1994 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (49), 1385-94.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (1993). "1993 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (48), 1159-70.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (1992). "1992 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (47), 1309-17.
  • Laurie Lucas and Alvin C. Harrell. (1991). "1991 Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (46), 1123-33.
  • Alvin C. Harrell and Laurie Lucas. (1990). "Update on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Business Lawyer. (45), 2001-19.
  • Alvin C. Harrell and Laurie Lucas. (1989). "Attorneys and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act". The Oklahoma Bar Journal. (60), 2597-2603.

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Publication Board Member, Business Law Section, ABA
    January 2018
  • American Business Law Journal, Advisory Editor in Chief
    August 2018 - August 2019
  • Editor in Chief, American Business Law Journal
    Senior Editor
    August 2017 - August 2018
  • American Business Law Journal, Managing Editor
    Editor or Co-Editor
    August 2016 - August 2017
  • Senior Articles Editor, American Business Law Journal
    August 2015 - August 2016
  • Co-Editor, Consumer Finance Services Law Annual Survey in The Business Lawyer
    April 2013 - April 2016
  • Articles Editor, American Business Law Journal
    August 2013 - August 2015
  • Staff Editor, American Business Law Journal
    August 2001 - August 2013

Awards and Honors

  • Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2016)
  • Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2015)
  • 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)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, William S. Spears Chair in Business, July 2015
  • Oklahoma State University , Associate Professor of Legal Studies, July 2013
  • Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, August 2007 - June 2013
  • Arkansas Tech University, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, August 2002 - May 2007
  • Arkansas Tech University, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, August 1997 - August 2002
  • University of Oklahoma, Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, January 1991 - August 1997
  • Montazzoli & Atkinson, Oklahoma City, Associate, February 1990 - January 1991
  • University of Oklahoma, Coordinator for External Relations, College of Arts & Science, August 1988 - October 1989