The Official Website for the Attorney General of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature
The Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L.) is a student-run mock government that replicates all three branches of the state government of Oklahoma. Founded under the administration of former Governor George Nigh and now in its forty-ninth year, O.I.L. provides students from institutions of higher learning across the state an opportunity to write, debate, and pass legislation about the issues they believe are important. Besides the mock legislature, O.I.L. also contains a mock executive branch, moot court, and a competitive press corps.
The Office of the Attorney General performs a variety of important functions within the organization, which include (among others):
- Serving as the chair of the Election Commission and a member of O.I.L.’s Steering Committee
- Representing the organization in front of its courts if it is party to any internal disputes
- Issuing non-binding legal opinions regarding the operations of the organization when called upon by a member of the organization
- Assisting delegations in the formulation of legislation
- Reviewing all legislation that is passed by both legislative bodies before it is presented to the Governor for signature or approval
- Serving on the panel of three charged with determining the winners of the OIL Journalism Competition
- And more!