Deadline Nearing for Topic Proposals

Deadline Nearing for Topic Proposals

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Deadline Nearing for Annual Institute Topic Proposals

Topic proposals for the 38th Annual Energy & Mineral Law Institute will be accepted through January 31.

The Annual Institute is being held May 21-23, 2017, at the Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Colonial Williamsburg, VA.

You are invited to submit topics and speaker suggestions on a wide variety of subjects, including - but not limited to - oil and gas, midstream, natural gas transmission, pipelines, LNG, natural gas liquids, petrochemicals, coal and other mining, Public Land use, rail transportation, electric power generation and distribution, energy efficiency, renewable energy, emissions trading programs, environmental law and regulation, bankruptcy, energy policy, contracts, leases and other transactions, ethics, landman issues, mineral titles and real property, labor and employment, occupational safety and mine safety and health, litigation, power purchase contracts - whatever issues you would like to see addressed.  

Topic proposals should provide an adequate description of the legal issues to be covered so that the topic can be fully evaluated.  If you have questions regarding any of these requirements, you are encouraged to contact the EMLF before submitting a topic proposal by emailing Sharon Daniels.

Part of speaking at the Annual Institute involves a commitment to write a scholarly chapter of law review quality, for inclusion in volume 38 of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.  Speakers must also provide a PowerPoint presentation and a substantive topic outline for distribution to all Annual Institute attendees in order to meet requirements for Continuing Legal Education credits.  The chapter is due at the time of the Annual Institute.  

EMLF Law Student Scholarship Applications Available

The deadline for EMLF Law Student Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year is March 27.

Complete information and application forms can be found at the scholarship information page.  Scholarships ranging from $1000-$5000 will be awarded to students studying energy, environmental, natural resources, and mineral law at schools holding membership in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.   An official transcript, not a photocopy of your transcript, is required.

A listing of all EMLF member law schools is available with the scholarship information on the website.

Scholarship recipients will be announced during the EMLF 38th Annual Institute  May 21-23, Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.