Our friends across campus are hosting an Energy Summit on October 26, 2016. The announcement is below, and you can register here.



The Women’s Energy Network Student Chapter at LSU needs officers! If you are interested in serving as President, Vice President (multiple would be great), Secretary, or Treasurer, email by October 26. An election will be held by the end of October. This is a campus wide group open to undergraduate and graduate students, men and women. Our mission is to provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development in the energy industry.

• Undergraduate students must be enrolled as full-time students at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge); graduate students must be enrolled as part-time (with at least 6 hours) or full-time students at LSU;
• Undergraduate students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, 3.0 for graduate students, and be in good academic standing with the University;
• Students must not be on disciplinary probation or deferred suspension. This includes newly elected officers, as well as continuing officers. Students may continue organizational membership if on disciplinary probation.
• Graduating seniors who are not registered full-time may still hold office in a student organization during the semester in which they are scheduled to graduate.


On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 6 p.m., the Women’s Energy Network and the LSU Center for Energy Studies will host a networking social open to students interested in careers in energy-related fields. The social offers an excellent opportunity, in a casual atmosphere, for grad students and seniors to gain helpful insight and ask questions about future careers. Please RSVP to


The 63rd Annual Mineral Law Institute was held at LSU Law School on March 31 and April 1, 2016.  The Mineral Law Institute, under the directorship of Professor Keith Hall, is the second oldest annual mineral law program in the country and draws oil and gas lawyers and landmen from Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and other states.  Last year’s program drew more than 300 participants.  The Mineral Law Institute plays an integral role in making LSU Law School a premier location for energy law education and scholarship. The brochure containing the program schedule and topics covered can be found here.


Gordon Polozola, General Counsel for NRG’s South Central Region visited the LSU Law Center on March 21, 2016. Mr. Polozola spoke to students on the intersection of electric power plant operations and emerging environmental and energy law issues. He and Teresa Houston (from NRG Human Resources) discussed employment opportunities for young lawyers with companies like NRG and how to best position oneself to enter the energy law field upon graduation. They also performed a mock interview with the students to give them insights into preparing for the job market. We appreciate Mr. Polozola, Ms. Houston, and NRG for investing in our students and in the Laborde Energy Law Center.