Jim Roth is the thirteenth dean of Oklahoma City University School of Law. Dean Roth is an alumnus of OCU Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1994. He also holds graduate certificates from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the United States Air War College’s National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base, and the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University.
Previously Dean Roth was a director at the Oklahoma City office of Phillips Murrah law firm, where he provided leadership to the firm’s Natural Resources Department and Chairs the Clean Energy Practice Group. In addition, Dean Roth serves as President of A New Energy, LLC, an energy consultancy specializing in energy policy and energy developments throughout the region and United States, representing regional and national energy companies and Foundations.
He served as an Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner, by Appointment of Governor Brad Henry and prior to that appointment was elected to consecutive four-year terms as Oklahoma County Commissioner. He is a member of the Oklahoma, Kansas, and American Bar Associations and is a Past-President of the National Association of Civil County Attorneys.