John Forrester Hicks

John Forrester Hicks has been a professor of law at the University of Tulsa since 1968. He served as Associate Dean in the College of law, 1984-87. He received the B.A and J.D.. degrees from Baylor University and the L.L.M degree from the University of Illinois. He teaches and has published in a variety of property law areas. He has been awarded the College of Law’s Professor of the Year Award and University’s Outstanding Teacher Award. He served as editor of the Natural Resources Lawyer, the Journal of the American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources Law, 1973-78; and, as editor of the Real Property Report of the Oklahoma Bar Association Section on Real Property, 1985-92. In addition to teaching at Tulsa University, he has served as visiting professor at Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law; University of California, Hastings College of Law; Fordham University School of Law; Seton Hall University School of Law; Wake Forest University School of Law;and, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of law.

Hall of Fame Inductee

John Forrester Hicks
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


A History of the University of Tulsa College of Law

This book is about the history of the University of Tulsa College of Law, which started as a small independent school in the 1920s and evolved into a university-related college serving students from all over the US and beyond. The book covers the people who shaped the school, including lawyers, philanthropists, teachers, and scholars, as well as the events that contributed to its development, such as World War II, racial integration, and the rise of information technology. The book is of interest to historians and anyone associated with the University of Tulsa College of Law.