Symposium Opens Students’ Eyes to Careers in Energy Law

The LSU Laborde Energy Law Center and the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) co-hosted the 2014 Hartrick Symposium, “Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector,” on April 4 and 5 at the Law Center. Students from across the country attended the event. The Hartrick Symposium is an annual program of the IEL and the Center for American and International Law, a nonprofit institution dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers, prospective lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world.

“The Hartrick Symposium was a great success,” said Professor Keith Hall, co-chair of the symposium. “Nearly 100 students from 17 different law schools attended. They heard top-flight energy law attorneys from five states discuss the great variety of career paths available to individuals who practice energy law, including career paths in litigation, transactional work, international work, and in regulatory and compliance work. The speakers included attorneys from government, law firms, and corporations. They did a great job and we have received very favorable feedback from the students. One student told me that the speakers really opened her eyes to the great variety of work available in energy law. I could not be happier with how things went,” added Hall.

A welcome reception was held Friday, April 4, during which Marc Dupuy, Jr., of Dupuy Land Company and Dupuy & Didier Law Firm, received the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute’s first annual Distinguished Service in Energy Law award.