Homepage of Will Mawer


Professor – Legal Studies
former Special Assistant to Academic Affairs and President
former Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
1405 N. 4th Ave., Science Bldg. Rm 105, PMB 4185
Durant, OK 74701
Campus Ph. 580-745-2622 /  Cell Ph. 903-815-9564   /    E-mail:  wmawer@se.edu


President Burrage speaks to Blaw class
on Legislative Process and Procedures

President Burrage 2
Bryan County District Court Special Judge
Trace Sherrill speaks to class


 Cyberlaw – Mngt. 4983 (Not being taught fall 15)

Blackboard Course Contents (for Exams, Announcements and Project)

Video Lectures

How to Brief a Case

1. Introductory Lecture
2. Jurisdiction
3. Trademarks
4. Patents and Trade Secrets
5. Online Contracts
6. Internet Taxation
7. Cybertorts
8. Regulation of Speech
9. Midterm Review
10. Cybercrimes One
11. Cybercrimes Two
12. Obscenity and Pornography
13. Right to Privacy
14. Special Topics in Privacy
5. Final Review

The above video lectures were prepared in conjunction with the textbook “Cyberlaw: The Law of the Internet and Information Technology”, First Edition, Author: Brian Craig, Pearson Publishing Co., ISBN#13:978-0-13-256087-0 and used in John Massey School of Business, Management 4983.


(FALL 15)    

Introductory Lecture (for Summer 15)
Syllabus and Assignment Sheets (Bb – course content)
1. Lecture 1 – Chapter 1 – Business and it Legal Environment
2. Lecture 2 – Chapter 2 – Ethics and Decision Making
3. Lecture 3 – Chapter 3 – Courts and ADR
Special Lecture on Legislative Function and Process (President Burrage)
4. Lecture 4- Chapter 4 – Constitutional Authority to Regulate
Special Lecture on How to take a Mawer Exam
EXAM #1 (Bb – Course Content) Sept. 11th thru Sept.13th.

5. Lecture 5 (part 1) – Chapter 5 – Torts and Cyberlaw
(part 2) – Chapter 5 – continued
6. Lecture 6 – Chapter 6 – Agency
7. Lecture 7 – Chapter 14 -Small Business Organizations and
Chapter 15 – Corporations (combined)
8. Lecture 8 – Chapter 6 –  Criminal Law and Cyber-Crimes
EXAM #2(Bb – Course Content) Oct. 9th thru Oct. 11th.

9. Lecture 9 – Chapter 9 – Formation of Traditional and E-contracts
10. Lecture 10 – Chapter 9 – (continued)
11. Lecture 11 (part 1) – Chapter 10- Contract Performance, Breach and Remedies
(part 2) – Chapter 10 – (continued)
12. Lecture 12 – Chapter 12 – Sales, Leases and Product Liabilities
EXAM #3(Bb -Course Content) Nov, 6th thru Nov. 8th.

13. Lecture 13 and 14 are combined – Chapter 17- Employment, Immigration and Labor Law and      Chapter 18- Employment Discrimination
14.Lecture 15 – Chapter 19 – Powers and Functions of Administrative Agencies
15.Lecture 16 – Chapter 22- Real Property and Land Use Control.
EXAM #4 (Final) (Bb – Course Contents) Dec. 4th thru Dec. 6th.
The above video lectures were prepared in conjunction with the textbook “The Legal Environment of Business Today: Business in its Ethical, Regulatory, E-commerce, and Global Setting”, Eighth Edition, Authors: Miller and Cross, Cengage Learning, Publishers, ISBN # 13-978-1-305-07545-0 and used in John Massey School of Business, Business Law 3123.


Criminal Justice 3123 – Law and Legal System (Fall 15)

Blackboard Course Contents (for Exams, Announcements and Project)
Introductory Lecture
Chapter 1 – Lecture – Expanding Legal Professions
Chapter 2 – Lecture – Origins and Basic Structure of Legal Systems
Chapter 3 – Lecture – Court Jurisdiction
Chapter 4 – Lecture – Legal Research and Writing
Chapter 5 – Lecture – Introduction to Property and Contract Law
Part 1.
Chapter 6 – Lecture – Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 7 – Lecture – Introduction to Family Law
Chapter 8 and 9 – Lecture – Introduction to Employment Law and Equal Protection
MIDTERM EXAM (Blackboard)
Chapter 10 and 11 – Lecture – Initiating Civil Legal Process & Pretrial Process in Civil Cases
Chapter 12 & 13 – Lecture – Argument and Adjudication in Civil Cases & Evaluation of Civil Process
Chapter 14 – Lecture –  Introduction to Criminal Legal Process
Chapter 15 – Lecture – Pretrial Process in Criminal Cases
Chapter 16 – Lecture – Trial Process in Criminal Cases
Chapter 17 – Lecture – Jury Verdicts, Sentencing and Appeal
Chapter 18 – Lecture – Administrative Due Process
Chapter 19 – Lecture – REVIEW FOR FINAL
The above video lectures were prepared in conjunction with the textbook “Law and Legal Systems (3rd Edition), Authors: Vandervort and Hudson, Wolters Kluwer Publishing (Aspen College Series), Publishers, ISBN # 978-0-7355-0870–5  and used in Criminal Justice 3123.




  • Deshler High School: Deshler, Ohio –  Graduated 1966
  • University of Toledo: Toledo, Ohio –  Bachelor of Science in Education, Graduated 1970
  • Ohio Northern University: Ada, Ohio Juris Doctorate,  Graduated  1973
  • AACSB and ACBSP Leadership, Assessment, Accreditation (Training)Conferences ( various 2004 thru 2008)
  • NCATE & AACTE Dean and Administrator’s (Training) Conference, Summer 2009  (and various conference 2010 thru 2012)
  • Harvard School of Educational Management, 2010.

Teaching and Administrative Experience(summary):

  • Professor of Legal Studies  (2013 to date)
  • Special Assistant to Academic Affairs and President ( 2012-2013).
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Dean, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences (Spring 2009 to Spring 2012) –Teaching Assignments: Ed. Admin. Public School Law for Educators.
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, John Massey School of Business Administration (Fall 2002 to2009): Commercial Law, International Law and Business Law.
  • Miami University, School of Business Administration(1999 to Summer of 2002): Finance Department, Upham Hall, Oxford, OH – Adjunct and full-time instructor Finance Department – General Business Law (required for all business undergraduates); Commercial Law (required for accounting majors and legal studies minor); International Law (elective course which satisfies Foreign Studies elective); Decedents Estates, Wills & Trust (elective course for undergraduate and graduate levels); Cyber Law (created by Dr. Mawer for undergraduate level).
  • Miami University: Luxembourg Campus (Summer 1998): Taught intensive eight week program of Business and International Law with emphasis on comparative Law. Course included appearances before the International Court of Justice (Den Hague). Visits and presentation before the European Court of Justice and visits at the European Center (Luxembourg City).
  • Indiana University (East)(1986-1990): Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 – Adjunct professor, College of Business Administration – Economics (Micro) and Business Law
  • Sinclair Community College(1976 to 1986): 3rd Street, Dayton, OH – Part-time instructor in taxation,  tax preparation course and taxation for accounting majors.

Personal Information

Married: Wife -Marcia;

Children: Five daughters-Jennifer, Kari, Danielle, Melinda and Ryanne;

Grandchildren:Jack Patrick Denny (New Albany OH) ; Annie Joy & Grace Rae Osborne (Prosper, Tx.); Steven Everett & Katherine Anne Virtel (St. Louis MO); Tyler  Edward.and Morgan Katherine. Ferris (Upper Arlington, OH); Max and Harry Gentry (Aledo, Tx)

Hobbies and Interests:  Downhill Skiing; Hunting; Jogging; Woodworking.

Professional and Legal(summary)

  • General Practice of Law: Eaton, Ohio 45320: 1973 to 2002
    Civil litigation, personal injury, taxation, estate planning, decedents estates, wills and trusts, guardianships; real estate, title insurance, various banks and lending institutions, and insurance carriers.
  • State of Ohio Board of Education: Columbus, OH: 1972 to 2002)
    An impartial hearing officer – Public Law 94-142 ( for Southwestern Ohio)
  • Admitted to Practice Law: State of Ohio(1973), Federal District Court for Southern and Northern Ohio(1975), and Eastern District of Texas (2004), U.S. Supreme Court(2001),State of Oklahoma (2003); State of Texas (2004),  and Internal Revenue Service (1973).
  • Additional Experience:  Judge Pro-Tempore of Eaton Municipal Court, Municipal Prosecutor for the Villages, Special Prosecutor for Preble County, Ohio, Elected Eaton City Schools Board of Education (Two Terms, President -1985 & 1987)) member of the American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Preble County Bar Association (President 1980-81), Oklahoma Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Grayson County Bar Association, Tx, and Bryan County Bar Association, Ok.
  • Memberships and Affiliations :  The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Editor in Chief of Southern Law Journal (2003 to 2009), Oklahoma State Board of Regents Advisory Committee for Business Law and Legal Studies (2002 to 2009), University Graduate Studies Faculty Committee (Chair, 2007 to 2009), University Assessment Specialist (2002 to 2007), Assessment Coordinator for School of Business ( 2002 to 2009),  NCATE (now CAEP); AACTE, and numerous other professional and academic accrediting organizations.