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, and the academy.

Energy Law Scholarship & Service

FALL 2013

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic of “Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases” at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Oil & Gas Short Course outside Denver, Colorado.

Professor Blake Hudson presented his current work-in-progress Dynamic Resources, “Undynamic Federalism,” to faculty and students at the LSU School of the Coast and Environment.

Professor Bob Sloan spoke at a meeting of the Louisiana Bar Association’s Public Utilities Section regarding a recent major decision from the United States Second Circuit regarding state regulation of nuclear power.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Macro Effects of Shale Gas Development” at the Texas Bar Association’s Advanced Oil & Gas Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Houston.

Professor Blake Hudson spoke on “Recent Developments in Environmental Law and Land Use” in multiple Louisiana cities as part of LSU’s Recent Developments Continuing Legal Education series.

Professor Bob Sloan spoke about LSU’s Laborde Energy Center at a meeting of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry regarding the Laborde Energy Center

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Baseline Testing of Groundwater Prior to Hydraulic Fracturing” at a conference held at Richmond Law School.