Gina S. Warren
Associate Professor of Law
Affiliated Faculty of Texas A&M University Energy Institute
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Courses: Civil Procedure, Oil & Gas, Energy Law, Oil, Gas & Natural Resources Law, Climate Change & Energy
Professor Gina S. Warren became a member of the faculty in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Warren taught Civil Procedure and Energy Law as a visiting professor at Duquesne University School of Law and taught a summer seminar on U.S. energy law at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany. While in Germany, Professor Warren also gave two presentations to the German/American Lawyer Association on climate change regulations in the U.S., including one presentation at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Before entering academia, Professor Warren was at Perkins Coie, LLP, a prominent international law firm, based in Seattle, Washington. She was a litigator in practice, with an emphasis in energy and utility law.
Professor Warren’s research explores the role of policy and regulation in the area of sustainable energy development, with a focus on renewable energy, climate change, and distributed generation.
Professor Warren received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona followed by her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. While at Rutgers, Professor Warren was an editor of the Rutgers Law Review, served on the moot court team, and received an award for her work with the Domestic Violence Clinic. After graduating from Rutgers, Professor Warren completed a clerkship for the Honorable Michael Winkelstein of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington.
“Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear: Energy and Climate Impacts of the Marijuana Industry,” 40 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law ___ (forthcoming 2015). [SSRN]
“Vanishing Power Lines & Emerging Distributed Generation," 4 Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy 347 (2014). [SSRN]
“Hydropower: Time for A Small Makeover,” 24 Indiana International and Comparative Law Review (249) (2014). [SSRN]
"Hydropower: It’s a Small World After All,” 91 Nebraska Law Review 925 (2013). [SSRN]
"Two Years After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Decision in Belden & Blake Corp. v. Commonwealth Department of Conservation & Natural Resources: The Commonwealth’s Struggle to Protect State Lands," co-author with Krista M. Baron, 13 Duquesne Business Law Journal 193 (2011). [link to pdf] [Westlaw]
"Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Disclosure: Do We Have a Right to Know?" 3 Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht [KSzW] 328 (2011) (Ger.). [link to pdf]
Note, "Prosecutorial Implications of a Victim’s Right to be Heard: Court Upholds Victim's Right to be Heard at Important Criminal Justice Hearings," 34 Rutgers Law Journal 1173 (2003). [Westlaw]
Select Presentations, Conferences & Seminars
Invited Speaker and Faculty, "Contemporary Issues in Water Resources: U.S. Mexico Water, Food and Energy Nexus," a study abroad program in Guanajuato, Mexico, August 16-29, 2015. The study abroad program is co-coordinated by the TAMU Water Management and Hydrological Sciences Program and the University of Guanajuato.
Invited Presenter, “Increasing the Potential of Small Hydropower Generation,” IWRA XVth World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 25-29, 2015.
Invited Presenter, “Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear: Energy and Climate Impacts of the Marijuana Industry,” Climate Change Symposium, Columbia University School of Law, April 2, 2015.
Invited Participant, Roundtable on Environmentalism and Animal Advocacy, co-sponsored by University of Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy and by Texas A&M School of Law, Tucson, Arizona, February 6-7, 2015.
Invited Speaker, “Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear: Energy and Climate Impacts of the Marijuana Industry,” Texas A&M University Energy Club, College Station, November 5, 2014.
Presenter, “Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear: Energy and Climate Impacts of the Marijuana Industry,” The Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, October 4, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “Oil & Gas Pooling,” State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law 101, Houston, Texas, October 1, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “U.S. Shale Production and Lessons Learned,” Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 30, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “The New Look of Sustainable Energy,” North Texas chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, February 13, 2014.
Presenter, “Are Wind Farms Sustainable?,” Texas A&M Law School’s Journal of Real Property Law Symposium on Wind Farming: Obstacles to Planning and Development, November 15, 2013.
Invited Speaker, “Oil & Gas Pooling,” State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law 101, Houston, Texas, October 2, 2013.
Invited Speaker, “Allocating Transmission Costs: Illinois Commerce Commission v. FERC,” Law Seminars International, September 18, 2013.
Presenter, “The Future of Energy: The European & American Approaches,” Texas Wesleyan School of Law, April 22, 2013.
Presenter, “Hydropower: It’s a Small World After All,” Stetson University College of Law, April 4, 2013.
Invited Speaker, “The Oil and Gas Lease, Part IV: Other Clauses,” 2013 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, March 21, 2013.
Presenter, “Hydropower: Time for a Small Makeover,” Great Lakes Water Resources Governance Symposium, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, March 1, 2013.
Presenter, “Climate Change from an Energy Law Perspective,” German American Lawyers Association, Dusseldorf, Germany (at the University of Dusseldorf), June 28, 2011.
Presenter, “Climate Change from an Energy Law Perspective,” German American Lawyers Association, Berlin, Germany (at the U.S. Embassy), June 16, 2011.
Presenter, “Climate Change from an Energy Law Perspective,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, February 5, 2011.
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