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LSU Makes Top 10 List of LL.M.’s for Energy Law
National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference: New Orleans, March 31-April 1, 2017

LSU Law Center’s LL.M. program has been ranked among the top 10 LL.M.’s globally for students interested in energy law, according to LLM Guide. The ranking states about LSU:

Although LSU does not offer a specialized LL.M. in Energy Law, LL.M. students can take a number of classes in the space. LSU hosts a number of energy law resources, including the Energy Law Center and the student edited LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources.

LSU Law joins domestic programs like those at California Berkeley, University of Texas, and University of Houston, as well as international programs at the University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Melbourne, University of Groningen, University of Calgary, and Queen Mary University of London on the list.

The ranking can be found here.

The 1st ever National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana March 31-April 1, 2017. From the Center for American and International Law website:

Designed primarily for energy attorneys under 40 years of age, this conference will (1) provide young energy professionals with opportunities to network with their peers from in-house and law firm environments to build relationships that will benefit them professionally, (2) provide significant hours of energy related CLE for a low price, and (3) provide professional development training that will help attendees to be better lawyers and to reach their goals. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Houston Young Lawyers Association and supported by BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, all of whom have agreed to send some of their young lawyers to the conference.

The conference substantive programming features over ten hours of CLE credits, including two hours of ethics CLE, as well as programs on networking, managing skills and reaching your career goals. The conference will also feature new Exxon Mobil Corporation General Counsel Randall M. Ebner as the keynote luncheon speaker.

Of course a young lawyers conference, especially one in New Orleans, would not be complete without opportunity to network and have fun. The program will start on Thursday, March 30th, with a Welcome Reception in the Briars Suite at Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street. On Friday evening, there will be an optional social event at Bourbon Vieux, which will feature a balcony over Bourbon St.

We hope to see you there.

You may register here.

Pink Petro’s HERWorld Forum is a live-broadcast, interactive forum on the state of the energy industry that will take place on March 8, 2017, at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast, and Environment Building at Louisiana State University. The event will take place from 7:30AM-5:00PM.

PinkPetro promotes interest among women, under-represented minorities, and young millennials in energy jobs. For any questions please contact Mallory Vachon, assistant professor at LSU’s Center for Energy Studies. She can be reached at mcvachon@lsu.edu or (225)578-8289.

The event agenda, registration, and other information can be found here.



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 jboyd37@lsu.edu 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.