Former Texas Law Exchange Student Julian Bordacahar Will Be Legal Counsel at Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague

Juan Bordacahar will be Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Mr. Bordarahar completed his LL.M. at the Geneva Masters in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 2013, after spending a semester as an exchange student at the University of Texas School of Law, where he studied International Investor/State Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration.

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Constituent Law School Opportunities for Law Students

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation invites you to visit the Professors & Students page of our website to see all the great opportunities for law students at our Constituent Law Schools (CLS), including:

  • Student attendance at RMMLF courses: Seven upcoming courses are open to students. Waived registration fees and travel cost reimbursement may be available:
    • Cross-Border Natural Resource Transactions: A Video-Linked Workshop & Networking Event, June 15, 2017 – Albuquerque, Anchorage, Bismarck, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Vancouver
    • 63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 20-22, 2017 – Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • Indian Law and Natural Resources: The Basics and Beyond, September 26-27, 2017 – Westminster, Colorado
    • Oil and Gas Law Short Course, October 16-20, 2017 – Westminster, Colorado
    • Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Short Course, October 16-19, 2017 – Westminster, Colorado
    • The National Environmental Policy Act, November 2-3, 2017 – Denver, Colorado
    • Oil & Gas Joint Operations and the New AAPL Form 610 Model Form Operating Agreement, November 3-4, 2016 – Houston, Texas
  • Student Memberships:  Full-time students may become Annual Members of the Foundation. Join for only $25.
  • Networking Grants: Planning a natural resource law-related networking event? Apply for a Foundation Networking Grant. This program supports collaborative events among student organizations, CLS Trustees, law professors, local law firms, and other Foundation members, that foster education, generate interest in mineral law and related areas, and increase awareness about the Foundation’s educational programs and opportunities.
  • Scholarships:  The 2017-18 Joe Rudd & RMMLF Scholars have been selected—31 students from 18 CLS received a total of 34 scholarships. Their names will be published on our website by the end of the month. The application process will open again in January 2018.

Visit our website at for more information. We appreciate your help in getting the word out about these opportunities.

KBH Center Releases Weekly Upcoming Events Newsletter for May 10, 2017

View the KBH Energy Center’s weekly Upcoming Events Newsletter for Spring 2017.

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Correction: The May 2, 2017 Newsletter incorrectly stated that the KBH Center had convened the 7th Annual Austin Electricity Conference, when, in fact, the AEC was organized by a number of schools from across campus, including the Cockrell School of Engineering, the LBJ School for Public Affairs, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law, as well as the KBH Center.

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The link to the NY Times op-ed citing the University of Texas Electricity Report is broken. Read the op-ed here.
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Professor Melinda Taylor and Professor David Adelman Speak at U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Conference

On April 28, Professor Melinda Taylor and Professor David Adelman spoke at a U.S.-Mexico Border Wall conference held at Texas Law. Their presentations focused on the environmental impact of the wall and ways to minimize the impact. For example, a wall would prevent water from flowing across the Mexican border, and there is also wildlife that migrates across the border, including the endangered ocelot, also known as a dwarf leopard, located in south Texas and northern Mexico. “US Fish and Wildlife has spent a lot of money to preserve this animal and there are only a couple dozen left,” Professor Taylor observed.

This symposium marked the 10-year anniversary of the implementation of the Secure Fence Act and it reflected on the potential expansion and hardening of the physical and political reality of the U.S. border wall. It brought together interdisciplinary panels of expert researchers, scholars, activists, and community members who have studied, documented, and experienced the impacts of this structure. This event was sponsored by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at Texas Law.

Read a CNN article quoting Professor Taylor on the environmental impact of the wall.