About Us

In August 2012, the LSU Law Center, with the approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Board of Regents, created an academic center for comprehensive instruction and research in energy law. The LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center, the first such center in Louisiana and one of a handful in law schools nationwide, will prepare lawyers to address the full range of 21st century issues in the complex energy sector and to assume leadership roles in industry, government, nonprofits, and the academy.

Energy Law Scholarship & Service


Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Single Well Spacing and Pooling: State Spacing and Jurisdiction over Conservation” at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Special Institute on Federal Onshore Oil & Gas Pooling and Unitization on October 29, 2014 in Westminster, Colorado.

Professor Keith Hall gave two presentations at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s annual Oil & Gas Short Course in Houston. On October 20, 2014, he spoke on the topic “Ownership, the Rule of Capture, and Correlative Rights.” On October 21, he spoke on “Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases.”

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Hydraulic Fracturing and Related Oil & Gas Activities in Louisiana” at the 24th Annual Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference in Kenner, Louisiana on September 25, 2014.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Using Technology to Avoid Trespass Liability Based on Subsurface Intrusions of Hydraulic Fractures” at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference on August 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Professor Keith Hall moderated a “Regulatory Update” panel discussion at the Institute for Energy Law’s 5th Law of Shale Plays Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 5, 2014.

Professor Keith Hall and six LSU Law School students attended the 60th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Vail, Colorado July 17-19, 2014.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the subject “The Peaceful Coexistence of Hydraulic Fracturing and Groundwater Quality” at the Arkansas Water Resource Center’s 2014 Annual Research and Watershed Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 15, 2014.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the subject “Hydraulic Fracturing and Groundwater Quality” at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s annual Academy of Environmental Law in Tarragona, Spain on July 1, 2014.

Professor Keith Hall served on a panel that discussed “Perspectives on Latin American Civil Law Issues in AIPN Model Contracts” at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Model Contracts Workshop in San Francisco on June 24, 2014.

Professor Keith Hall was named to the Board of Trustees of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation during the Foundation’s annual meeting held in West Virginia in June 2014.

Professor Keith Hall taught a two-credit intersession course in International Petroleum Transactions at Baku State University Law School in Azerbaijan in May 2014.

Professor Keith Hall served as a panel member discussing the topic “Infrastructure and Sustainability Issues in Shale Oil and Gas Management” at the 2014 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in New Orleans in April 2014.