September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011

Published Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Early Bird Registration Rates End 9/30 for Kentucky Mineral Law Conference
Be sure to register before October 1st when rates go up for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, October 19-21 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The complete program brochure, list of current registrants, registration form, and online registration are available at www.emlf.org.

Energy Careers Programs at EMLF Member Law Schools

EMLF’s series of programs for law students resumes September 28 at the WVU College of Law, the site of the first “pilot program” to attract law students to the practice of energy and mineral law.  Informal presentations by EMLF members give students a look at the wide variety of practice areas in energy law, as attorneys with varied backgrounds from corporate, in-house counsel and law firms talk with students about their ordinary day as an energy lawyer.  Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed. Many thanks to everyone for their participation.

September 28, 2011 – West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV

  • C. David Morrison, Moderator, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Clarksburg, WV
  • Robert H. Beatty Jr., Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Morgantown, WV
  • Natalie N. Jefferis, EQT Gathering, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • James M. Van Nostrand, WVU, Energy and Sustainable Development Law and Policy Center, College of Law, Morgantown, WV

October 6, 2011 – Duquesne University Law School, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Natalie N. Jefferis, Moderator, EQT Gathering, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • John T. Boyd II, John T. Boyd Company, Canonsburg, PA
  • David J. Laurent, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Martha Weigand, CONSOL Energy, Canonsburg, PA

October 6, 2011 – University of Pittsburgh School of Law

  • Natalie N. Jefferis, Moderator, EQT Gathering, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Panelists being confirmed

October 12, 2011 – Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA

Professor Michael Belleville, Appalachian School of Law

  • Vaughn R. Groves, Alpha Natural Resources, Abingdon, VA
  • Frank N. Harrington, Alpha Natural Resources, Abingdon, VA
  • Daniel B. Kostrub, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Wheeling, WV

October 27, 2011 – Washington & Lee University College of Law, Lexington, VA

  • Joel E. Symonds, Moderator, EQT Corporation, Charleston, WV
  • Panelists being confirmed

University of Oklahoma Offers LL.M. in International Energy, Natural Resources, and Indigenous Peoples
With Professor Owen L. Anderson as the Director, the University of Oklahoma College of Law inaugurated its new LL.M. program this fall in International Energy, Natural Resources, and Indigenous Peoples.

“The John B. Turner LL.M Program extends the University of Oklahoma's long history of excellence and expertise in law relating to domestic and international energy law, natural resources law, and American Indian law and indigenous peoples law. Sustainable development of all forms of energy, water, and agricultural resources will continue to be challenging and vitally important to the global economy. Increasingly, development occurs on or near lands claimed by indigenous populations. While some native peoples may enjoy sovereign or quasi-sovereign rights to these lands, they often have little or no control, receive few benefits, and yet suffer the bulk of environmental and social problems that may arise. This program is designed to be flexible, allowing international and American students to study in all three areas or concentrate their studies in any one or two of these areas.” For more information, go to http://www.law.ou.edu/llm/

EMLF Welcomes New Members

Sustaining Members:

  • Antero Resources Corporation –

Denver, CO:  Max Green, Kevin Kilstrom, Brian Kuhn, Robert Muellery, Bill Pierini, Paul Rady, Chris Triml, Kenneth Vaughn, Glen Warren, James Woods, Steve Woodward

Ellenboro, WV: Gregory R. Barton, J. Kevin Ellis

  • Noble Energy, Inc. –

Houston, TX:  Aaron G. Carlson, Meghan C. Eilers, Arnold J. Johnson, Kirk A. Moore, John J. Sadar;

Denver, CO:  Denee A. DiLuigi, Robert G. Leo

Supporting Members:

  • BlackRidge Resource Partners LLC, Lexington, KY – William G. Barr, William B. Daugherty, William S. Daugherty

Individual Members:

  • Sherrie Armstrong, Bailey & Glasser, Charleston, WV
  • William Taylor Cornett, Appalachian School of Law, Cedar Bluff, VA
  • William Todd Forester, Forester Law Offices, Logan, WV
  • James R. Golden, Attorney at Law, Middlesboro, KY
  • Pamela Asher Gough, McGEOugh Land Services, LLC, Jasper, IN
  • Katrina Noel Harper, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, wV
  • Ulysses Jaen, Georg R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  • Scott Kissee, Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA
  • Brent Krebs, Prairie State Generating Company, LLC, Marissa, IL
  • Steven M. Kresch, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  • Dominique Ranieri, Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA
  • Brandy Sartin, Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA
  • Russell S. Shinevar, CPL, Lansing, MI
  • Joshua L. Somerville, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  • Professor James M. Van Nostrand, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  • Justin Williams, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  • Matthew Willie, BYU Law School, Spanish Fork, UT
  • Brent Wolfingbarger, Pleasants Law Firm, PLLC, St. Marys, WV