Law Student Opportunity: Institute for Energy Law – Upcoming Conferences

August 7, 2017

To:  Advisory Board Representatives of Law School Members

The Institute for Energy Law has several upcoming programs to which each IEL Law School Member may nominate two students to attend with waived tuition: the 8th Law of Shale Plays Conference on September 6-7 in Pittsburgh,  the 10th Annual YEP General Counsel Forum on September 28 in Houston, the 7th Oilfield Services Law Conference on October 12 in Houston, the 3rd Rockies YEP General Counsel Forum in Denver on October 19, the 16th Annual Energy Litigation Conference on November 9 in Houston and the 5th Midstream Oil & Gas Law Conference on December 7 in Houston.  A nomination form for each of these conferences is available here. The IEL Law School Member for the UT School of Law is: Professor Ernest Smith (

Unfortunately, we are not able to subsidize travel or accommodation expenses for the students beyond the conference meals.

If you wish to nominate one or two students to attend the conference, please complete the attached registration form and email it to Lisa Gaspar ( and she will make sure that your students are registered.  We ask that you return the form no later than 10 days prior to the conference start date.  If you have any questions regarding registering a student, please contact me. Note to students: Please contact Professor Smith directly so that he can complete the nomination form on your behalf.

Please do not attempt to register the students online using the regular registration form.  To be registered, the students must be nominated by you, as the school’s IEL Advisory Board Representative; we are unable to register self-nominating students or students nominated directly to us by other faculty members.  Please note that discount registration is also available for law students if you have more than two students who desire to attend.

Additionally, for the International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations – Parts I & II (these are joint conferences with IEL, RMMLF & AIPN), which will take place in Houston on September 25-29 and October 2-6, IEL is allowed to send two students (total) to each of these programs.  If you have a student that you would like to nominate, please email me their contact information and which week they would like to attend.

Finally, I would like to let each of you know that this coming year, we are making a strong push to get more involvement from our law school members, from the students at those schools to their professors.  As part of that initiative, I am starting a list of academic speakers and topics that we will be able to submit to the co-chairs of upcoming programs as they are doing their planning.  Therefore, if you would like to be included in this list, please send me the topics on which you would be willing to speak, you may also submit information for your colleagues.  We are interested in energy related topics, as well as ethics.

If you have any ideas for ways in which IEL can get more student involvement, I welcome your input!  Thank you for all that you do and I look forward to seeing you and your students at upcoming events.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Vickie Adams
Associate Director
The Center for American and
International Law
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