Journal of Real Property Law Symposium to Feature Student Presenter

November 8, 2013

The upcoming Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law Wind Energy Law Symposium will feature a student speaker, 3L Ryan Brooke.  Brooke will be presenting his soon-to-be-published paper on wind energy law.  

Brooke’s paper will not only focus on the wind energy industry’s utilization of Texas Economic Development Act, but also the impact on property value across the state and public school financing.

“I hope to provide an understanding of the many benefits that wind energy provides in Texas, while also encouraging continued exploration of tools, specifically legislation, that will attract future wind energy development benefiting both the state and the public school finance system,” Brooke said.

“I am very excited and honored to have the opportunity to present my research at the Wind Energy Symposium, especially after seeing the success of last year’s Water Law Symposium.  The Journal of Real Property Law does such an amazing job showcasing ripe and important legal issues and attracting top experts in their fields; it is a privilege to be part of the symposium,” continued Brooke.

The Texas A&M School of Law Journal of Real Property Law Wind Energy Law Symposium will serve as a catalyst to discuss the dynamics of the wind industry, recognizing the importance that wind has in the growing discussion of renewable energy and green jobs.

In addition to Brooke, the symposium boasts a line-up of leading authorities in wind energy law:
  • Bob Beckage, Vice President of Engineering, Pike Energy
  • Steven DeWolf, Partner, Bellinger, DeWolf and Suberg
  • Dennis Donley, Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee
  • Elizabeth Drews, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • K.K. DuVivier, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Josh Linn, Research for the Future
  • John Pappas, Interim Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute; Director, Texas A&M Wind Energy Center
  • Roderick Wetsel, Partner, Wetsel & Carmichael
The symposium, the third in a series of conferences organized by the Real Property Law Journal, will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth.