Charles Gaunce, J.D., M.L.I.S.
Charles Gaunce provides legal research instruction to the LSPI college students and the Law Camp high school students, with attention to incorporating their research into their writing.
While Mr. Gaunce was born in Columbus, Ohio, he was primarily raised in Williston, North Dakota and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Geography and Political Science from the University of Minnesota. He then earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tulsa. After working for many years, he returned to higher education by earning a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Gaunce has practiced law with a number of employers over the years. His first job after law school was with the Silvey Insurance Companies in Tulsa Oklahoma. He then went to work for Judges Fred Daugherty and H. Dale Cook as the sole law clerk for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was then employed by Judge Ralph G. Thompson as a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, a position he occupied for five years. Mr. Gaunce then worked as a litigator for the firm of Stipe, Gossett, Stipe, Harper, Estes, McCune and Parks in Oklahoma City for five years before establishing his own practice as a sole practitioner in Norman, Oklahoma, where he worked for over 11 years handling a variety of cases ranging from divorce to environmental condemnation. He has been employed by the University for over five years as a reference librarian specializing in the maintenance of the legal collection and teaching legal research.
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