​1​2th Annual Energy Law Symposium

Energy Law Currents: Energy Transition Under Uncertainty

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March 23-24, 2023
Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
*6.50 Texas CLE credit ​hours

Explore the challenges and opportunities associated with transitioning to a more sustainable energy sector, amidst constantly changing political, economic, and social circumstances.  Practitioners, academics, regulators, and other stakeholders will share their views across a total of four panels (electricity, clean tech, hydrocarbons, and cross-border infrastructure), followed by a career panel for our students.

The annual ​symposium, hosted by the School of Law’s Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Systems (EENRS) Law Program, brings together thought-leading academics, industry professionals, city officials and legal practitioners for an in-depth discussion of current and future trends in energy law. The ​symposium continues to expand in size and scope thanks to the School of Law’s diverse and forward-thinking faculty, as well as the ​school’s dedicated partners. The Texas A&M Law EENRS Program gratefully acknowledges XTO Energy, Freeman Mills PC, Dechert LLP, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation and the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center for their generosity in supporting this Symposium and the Program.

Registration Information

Registration options include one or two day and CLE credit. Current ​students from all educational institutions are welcome to attend the Symposium at no charge, and should be ready to present their academic identification at the registration table upon arrival at the Symposium. All attendees (fee-paying & free) must register.
    • Click here for non-student registration. *Early-bird Discounts available through March 1​​7
    • Click here for student registration

Panel Topics

  • Energy Infrastructure in the North American Region
  • Clean Energy Technologies – Booming Under Biden?
  • Electricity Governance – Toward a New Business Model?
  • Hydrocarbon Projects in Times of Transition
  • Careers in Energy Law

Keynote Presenters

  • Esaúl Ramírez, North American Development Bank
  • Mike Hoke, Public Utilities Commission of Texas

Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators

  • David Adelman, University of Texas School of Law
  • Robert Ahdieh, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Owen Anderson, University of Texas School of Law
  • David Attanasio, Dechert LLP
  • Seth Boettcher, Texas Railroad Commission​
  • Warigia Bowman, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Eric Cassidy, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • James Coleman, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Joel Eisen, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Cary Ferchill, Austin Energy
  • Guillermo García Sánchez, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Julia González Romero, Mexico Council of Foreign Affairs
  • Selene González, BP Mexico
  • Megan Knell, Dykema Gossett PLLC​
  • Wesley Lloyd, Freeman Mills, PC
  • Felix Mormann, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Dave Owen, UC College of the Law, San Francisco
  • Nirav Patel, Kelly Hart& Hallman LLP​
  • Jennifer Pierce, TransCanada Energy Mexico
  • Tracey Roberts, Samford University Cumberland School of Law
  • Harry Sullivan, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Burçin Ünel, New York University School of Law
  • Regina Vasquez, Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • Dan Walters, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Pablo Zárate, FTI Consulting
Thank you to our sponsors:
2023 energy symposium sponsors

* This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of ​6.50 total credit hours, of which ​0.00 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

Texas A&M School of Law, as CLE sponsor, will submit attendees' CLE credit hours based on verified attendance to the State Bar of Texas for attendees who have entered their Texas State Bar Card number at registration.

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