The National Summit on Homeland Security Law

Gathering in remembrance. Uniting in vigilance.


The National Summit on Homeland Security Law is held each year near or on April 19th, the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

The 5th Annual Summit will take place on April 18th and 19th, 2019.  On the first day, Thursday, April 18th, the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) will host a three-quarter day regional meeting, open to all Summit participants.  Included on the agenda will be presentations and panel discussions on catastrophic environmental releases focusing on each time frame of environmental releases, including mitigation and preparedness, release response and recovery, reviewing case studies of recent environmental events and recent developments in preparedness and response strategies including environmental insurance.  Also, we plan on holding a workshop highlighting disaster preparedness, response and recovery resources such as equipment – drones, contractor services, software – crisis response cyber platforms and the Firstnet Initiative, and voluntary resources including possibly canine units. The meeting will be followed by a reception at the law school open to all Summit participants. 

On Friday, April 19, we will hold a full day summit – featuring speeches, panel presentations and discussion facilitated by legal experts actively moderating panels of federal, state, municipal and private sector leaders.  Discussion will focus on regulatory law and policy protecting critical infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines, electric grids, water resources, food and water distribution systems, communication channels, transportation systems and high-risk facilities such as chemical plants or refineries. In this context, panel participants will address counterterrorism and preparedness, including cybersecurity issues, risk management and insurance coverage, as well as response, recovery, and legal liability arising from disaster events.  Specific focus will be given to recent lessons learned and ongoing efforts to improve disaster preparedness and response capabilities with the most current information and policy developments.  A closing reception will follow the presentations on April 19th. 

Approved for 14 hours of CLE credit.




Other events will be announced during the year, so visit our contact information page to sign up to learn more.


The Skirvin Hotel

Skirvin Hotel, 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 – (405) 272.3040.

To receive the discounted rate, please call the reservation line at 1-800-HILTONS and mention the OCU Law Annual Homeland Security Summit Room Block (or group code OCULAW), or use the link below to easily book online within the block of rooms:


21C Museum Hotel

21C Museum Hotel, 900 W Main St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 – (405) 982.6900

Please contact 21C Hotel at (405) 982.6900 using the promo code HOMELAND to receive the discounted room rate.


The Colcord Hotel

The Colcord Hotel, 15 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 – (405) 601.4300

Please contact the Colcord Hotel to book a room at a discounted rate with the link below.












Summit events will take place at the School of Law unless otherwise noted in the schedule:

Oklahoma City University School of Law
800 N. Harvey Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 208.6400

Events are open to all registered members of the public.