Events Calendar

EENRSLP Speaker Series: Brazos River Basin Battles

October 31, 2019 12:00 PM - October 31, 2019 01:00 PM

Texas A&M Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program Speaker Series:
Brazos River Basin Battles
October 31, 2019
12 -1 p.m.
​Courtrooms

Featuring Brett Miller '16

Battles for Water Security in the Brazos River Basin: How Law and Regulation Shapes the Value of Water and Controls the Future of the Texas Economy

Learn how law and regulation shapes the value of water and controls the future of the Texas economy. Current battles for water security in the Brazos River Basin are being waged between Fortune 500 companies, cities, landowners, farmers, agencies, and investors—with litigation and deal-making as catalysts underlying each conflict.

Talk will focus on Mr. Miller’s private equity experience negotiating surface water and groundwater deals with various Fortune 500 companies and municipalities throughout the Brazos River Basin.

Mr. Miller will also offer advice and insight on finding attorney jobs and internships related to the natural resources field.

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Attendance at the event counts for the semester-long EENRSLP raffle.

Raffle prizes include:

  1. Lunch with the General Counsel of the Trinity River Authority, Howard Slobodin, and a tour with Mr. Slobodin of the Authority’s water-related infrastructure in the DFW area.
  2. Lunch with Conrad Hester, Partner at Thompson Night, who focuses his practice on oil and gas litigation.
  3. Lunch with Sarah Walls, Partner at Cantey Hanger, who focuses much of her work on environmental issues in relation to enforcement actions by the USEPA and TCEQ.
  4. Lunch at a monthly meeting of the Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section, hosted by the Section’s board, which includes the president of the Section, Foster Green, a partner at Freeman Mills.
  5. Lunch at a monthly meeting of the Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section, hosted by the Section’s board, which includes the Chair of the Section, Jack Gannon, from McGuire, Craddock & Strother.

The raffle is open to all J.D., M.Jur., and LL.M. students. The drawing will take place mid-November. Events that you can attend to gain entries into the raffle include this event, the NRS Speaker Series on Sept. 26th, and the NRS Speaker Series on Oct. 31st. You get one entry for attending your first event, two entries for attending your second event, and three entries for attending your third event, for a maximum of six entries. Secure your entry at the events by signing in on the attendee sheets with your name, email address, and student ID.