James G. Harlow, Jr. Chair in Business Ethics and Professor of Legal Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Southern Law Journal
Department: Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Area of Expertise: Economic Analysis of Marketplace Ethics, Ethics of Corporate Legal Strategy, Institutional Economic Analysis of Law
Office: Adams Hall Room 217D
Phone: (405) 325-5619
Address: 307 West Brooks, Adams Hall Room 217D
Norman, OK 73019-4007
M.B.A., J.D., Ph.D. (Business Economics), each from Indiana University. Professor Ostas has taught business economics, business law, and business ethics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has received more than twenty teaching awards, including the 2014 Bruce Magoon Master Teacher Award. Ostas currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Southern Law Journal. His research addresses the economics of marketplace ethics and the ethics of corporate legal strategy. An author of more than fifty scholarly works, including two books, Ostas has received more than a dozen international research awards.
- Ph.D. Business Economics, Indiana University
- J.D., School of Law, Indiana University
- Masters of Business Administration, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University
- Bachelors of Science, Purdue University
- Harold Hackler Award for Outstanding Teaching (May 2017).
- Bruce Magoon Master Teacher Award (May 2014).
- Dean's Excellence Research Paper Award (May 2010).
- Ralph C. Hoeber Award, Best Article, American Business Law Journal (August 2008).
"Global Tax Shelters, the Ethics of Interpretation, and the Need for a Pragmatic Jurisprudence," 53 American Business Law Journal 745-785 (2016) (co-author: Axel Hilling).
"Corporate Counsel, Legal Loopholes, and the Ethics of Interpretation," 18 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 703-16 (2012).
“The Ethics of Corporate Legal Strategy: A Response to Professor Mayer,” 48 American Business Law Journal 765-74 (2011).
“Comparative Efficiency in International Sales Law," 26 American University International Law Review 371-439 (2011) (co-author: Larry A. DiMatteo).
“Civil Disobedience in a Business Context: Examining the Social Obligation to Obey Inane Laws,” 47 American Business Law Journal 291-312 (2010). Received the “Dean’s Excellence Research Paper Award,” Price College of Business, May 2010.