TU Law Hosts Energy Law Conference

The University of Tulsa

Energy experts from across the nation will come together at The University of Tulsa College of Law to discuss career paths for young attorneys in the energy sector during the 2013 Hartrick Symposium, to be held Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2 at TU College of Law.

“We are very fortunate to have recognized leaders in the field of energy, law and education coming together to discuss potential career opportunities for law students and young attorneys in the dynamic energy sector,” said Janet Levit, Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair for TU Law. “Tulsa is the perfect setting for this discussion as the historic oil and gas capital of the world, and we hope that those in attendance gain a valuable perspective on the important role that energy plays in all our lives.”

Co-chairs of the event include Gary D. Allison, Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Program at TU Law, and Curtis R. Frasier, Vice Chair of the Institute for Energy Law, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Upstream Americas, and Head of Legal at Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas.

“This is an exciting opportunity for young law students to learn more about the vast career opportunities available to them in the field of oil and gas law, especially in this part of the country,” Allison said. “We hope they will take the opportunity to learn from this distinguished group of experts and will be inspired to launch their careers in this field.”

The event begins Friday, March 1 with a welcome reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gilcrease Museum honoring Joseph W. Morris with the Award for Distinguished Service in Energy Law

Morris has been a member of the Board and a shareholder of the law firm GableGotwals since 1984. He is a former United States District Court Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Vice President and General Counsel of Shell Oil Company, General Counsel of Amerada Petroleum Corporation and Dean of the College of Law at the University of Tulsa. He has taught oil and gas law for more than 20 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law and is currently teaching Arbitration Law at the University of Tulsa.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and will include panel discussions on a variety of topics related to the oil and gas industry and future career paths for new attorneys in the field.

Attendees will be welcomed by Dean Levit and Wendy F. Daboval, Senior Vice Chair, Institute for Energy Law and Vice President and General Counsel at Land Chevron North America Exploration & Production Co. Frasier will lead a session titled “21st Century Outlook for Oil & Gas Careers” to begin the symposium. Additional discussions with distinguished panels of experts will include:

The Oil & Gas Attorney
This session will cover careers in a range of oil and gas law work, including title examination and upstream, midstream and downstream transactions.

The Land Professional
This panel will cover the land negotiation and transactional work of the In-House Landmen and private contractors. The land department provides entry into the oil company directly from law school and many graduates gravitate to in-house positions.

International Petroleum: Transactions and Negotiation
This panel will provide an in-depth analysis of the ins and outs of working on international energy transactions and all of its complexities. Panelists will discuss how they came into their international careers and the major challenges that face them in their day to day work.

Regulatory Attorneys
The energy sector is pervasively regulated. Regulatory careers covered by this panel include natural gas regulation, state conservation practice and environmental regulation of oil and gas operations.

Compliance Professionals
This panel will address careers in important compliance functions within major oil and gas companies, including Legal/Regulatory, Health, Safety & Environmental and Contract Compliance.

Employers’ Perspectives
This panel will focus on the realities of getting a position in the legal energy space. It will explore energy practices from various sized energy departments, as well as alternative career paths and ways to improve your marketability in the legal energy world.

Attendees may for the event by visiting http://www.cailaw.org/iel/career-paths-details-2013.html.

Updated 02-20-2013

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