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Four Students Receive Energy Law and Policy Certificate at 2018 Commencement

The Laborde Energy Law Center would like to congratulate the following students who received their Energy Law & Policy Certificate at LSU Law Center’s 2018 commencement:

Bryan Michael Dupree, Plaquemine, LA
Jordyn Angelle Goody, Lake Charles, LA
Dakota Shane Hawkins, Bastrop, LA
Payton Tyler Lott, Honolulu, HI


65th Annual Mineral Law Institute

The 65th Annual Mineral Law Institute was held at LSU Law Center on March 15-16, 2018. 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. 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.


2018 Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law


On Wednesday, March 14, Professor Bruce M. Kramer delivered the 2018 Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law lecture at the LSU Law Center. Professor Kramer’s lecture, The Law of Zoning and Oil and Gas Operations, focused on the recent Louisiana appellate decision, St. Tammany Parish Government v. Welsh. 

Professor Kramer is the Thomson Visiting Professor of Law at Colorado University School of Law and the Maddox Professor of Law Emeritus at Texas Tech University School of Law.  He received his B.A. in International Relations from UCLA, a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and an LLM from the University of Illinois College of Law.  From 1974 through 2006, Prof. Kramer taught at the Texas Tech Univ. School of Law.  From 2006 to the present Prof. Kramer is of counsel to McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, a Texas-based law firm with offices in Austin and Houston.

He is the co-author with Professor Patrick Martin of Williams & Meyers Oil and Gas Law, The Law of Pooling and Unitization and Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law.  He is also the author of numerous law review articles on oil and gas law.

The Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law was established through a generous gift from the Liskow & Lewis law firm. The Professorship provides funds for the John P. Laborde Energy Law Center to bring distinguished scholars in energy law and closely related fields to the Law Center on an annual basis.

About Liskow & Lewis

From the firm’s seminal work during the formative years of Louisiana mineral law to today, Liskow & Lewis has defined business and energy law along the Gulf Coast. Whether negotiating multi-state commercial transactions or upholding the firm’s long-standing tradition of community service, the lawyers of Liskow & Lewis have distinguished themselves with professionalism and integrity. Today, with 140 attorneys and offices in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Houston, Liskow & Lewis represents clients throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond.