President's Message


Thank you for visiting the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation.  We are an organization of lawyers and other professionals passionate about the broad spectrum of legal issues impacting the energy and mining industries. 

For over 35 years, we have developed and delivered high-quality continuing legal education programs in furtherance of the EMLF's mission to "foster the study of energy, mineral and natural resources law through quality, cost-effective and timely education; law student scholarships; and a continuing forum for the intellectually honest examination of the law."
It is an honor of the highest order to be asked to serve as President of the EMLF for the 2016-2017 program year.  Our role as a forum for thought leadership in the areas of energy and mineral law has never been more important.  Energy is no longer an abstract concept to lawyers or the general public. 

As we march through the back half of the this century's second decade, the subject of energy -- where it comes from, how it is regulated and by whom, and the continuing role of fossil fuels in the energy mix -- is now front-page news.  It is critical for the lawyers and others who serve entities doing business in the energy and mining industries to stay abreast of these issues.  The EMLF makes this possible by developing timely and sophisticated CLE programs at the vanguard of the laws and regulations affecting and shaping the practice of energy and mineral law.
Please join us.  You’re visiting this website and that's great, but don’t stop at that.  Come join us at one of our programs over the coming program year -- our Mine Safety and Health Law Special Institute, September 24 in Las Vegas; the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, October 19-20 in Lexington; and our Annual Institute, May 21-23, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Indeed, we’d love to hear your ideas and have you get involved as a speaker or sponsor. 

We are nice people who love what we do, and we'd love for you to join us.  

Daniel W. Wolff
President, EMLF 
Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington, DC