Warigia M. Bowman (@WarigiaBowman) teaches water law, natural resources law, and administrative law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. She publishes on a variety of scholarly and popular topics, including water law, energy regulation, and infrastructure. She is the 2022 Democratic Nominee for Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
She was a Harry S. Truman Scholar at Columbia College, the Barbara Jordan Scholar at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Oppenheimer Scholar for African Studies, and the Hauser Scholar for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard’s Kennedy School, where she earned her doctorate.
An honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Bowman clerked for Justice Jack Hightower of the Texas Supreme Court and served as an Honors Trial Attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General Janet Reno.
Bowman has extensive law and policy experience in local, state, and federal government, as well as in the non-profit sector. Before coming to the University of Tulsa College of Law, Bowman consulted for the Kenyan Government, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and the U.S. State Department. Bowman has taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt during the Revolution of 2011, as well as at the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas. She served as the Chairperson for the Arkansas Advisory Commission to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.