The Center is directed by Robert Sloan who joined the LSU Law faculty full time in November, 2012. He is charged with the primary task of planning and developing the Energy Law Center. In addition, Mr. Sloan’s responsibilities include teaching courses in energy law; collaborating with LSU units, other energy scholars, and the private sector to advance economic development; and directing activities designed to enhance LSU Law’s reputation for excellence and expertise in energy law.

In July 2012, Keith B. Hall joined the Law Center as an Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the Mineral Law Institute. His course offerings include Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and an Energy Law Seminar that focuses on environmental issues relating to oil and gas activity.

Blake Hudson joined the LSU Law faculty as an Associate Professor of Law beginning the 2012-13 academic year. Professor Hudson’s course offerings will include Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and related coursework. He holds a joint appointment with the LSU School of the Coast and Environment.

Patrick S. Ottinger, an LSU Law alumnus and long-time adjunct faculty member, will continue teaching Mineral Rights and an Oil and Gas Seminar as an adjunct.

Patrick H. Martin, Professor Emeritus of Law, retired from the LSU Law Faculty in May 2011. Professor Martin is one of the nation’s leading authorities on mineral law and taught the course in Mineral Rights for many years while he was an active member of the LSU Law faculty. Under the authority of a recent legislative enactment, we anticipate that Professor Martin will return to LSU Law as an adjunct member of the Energy Law Center faculty and that he will offer a seminar in mineral rights or oil and gas law.