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Affiliated Faculty

Patrick H. Martin is serving as Interim Director of the Laborde Energy Law Center. Professor Martin is Professor Emeritus of Law and one of the nation’s leading authorities on mineral law. He remains an adjunct faculty member offering seminars in the area of oil and gas law.

Keith B. Hall is an Associate 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.

Ed Richards is a professor of law offering courses in Administrative Law and Climate Change Law. Professor Richards also heads up LSU Law’s Coast and Climate Change Project.

John Costonis is a professor of law and former chancellor of the Law Center offering courses in Selected Issues in Gulf Oil & Gas Development and Legal Aspects of Coastal Areas.

Chris Tyson is a professor of law offering courses in Real Estate Development, Local Government Law and Urban Land Use and Development.

Niki Pace is the Sustainability Coordinator for Louisiana Sea Grant and an adjunct professor with the LSU College of Coast and Environment, teaching Regulation of Environmental Hazards and Ocean and Coastal Law & Policy.

Karen Blakemore, formerly an attorney with Phelps Dunbar’s environmental practice, is currently a Senior Environmental Scientist for CK Associates Consulting. She is a Special Instructor of environmental law courses and also coaches LSU’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

Patrick S. Ottinger is an LSU Law alumnus and long-time adjunct faculty member, who teaches Mineral Rights and an Oil and Gas Seminar as an adjunct.

Special Advisor

Mark Boudreaux is Special Advisor to the Laborde Energy Law Center. A 1984 graduate of the Law Center and former Senior Director of Federal Relations for Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mr. Boudreaux assists with fundraising; marketing and promotion; externship, internship, and employment opportunities for students in the energy and environmental sectors; and other programmatic matters.