Is Regulatory Rollback Making Environmental Lawyers Obsolete?

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:52:55 PM

Regulatory_Rollback_and_Envtl_Law_3-18-19Texas A&M Law Professors Vanessa Casado Pérez and Felix Mormann participated in a panel discussion for students at a lunch-hour event on March 18, 2019. The panel moderated by Professor Gabriel Eckstein focused on how the current administration’s rollback of environmental regulations might affect legal job market. The discussion was attended by a room full of students concerned that the current administration could affect their job prospects.

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Topics: Felix Mormann, Gabriel Eckstein, NRS

TAMU Law Hosts 6th Annual Water Lecture Series

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:50:14 PM

IMG_8655-1-1On March 25, students and faculty gathered for the 6th Annual Water Lecture Series at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth. 

Former Israeli Ambassador Ram Aviram and Dr. Francesco Sindico from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, each gave a brief presentation highlighting their areas of expertise and knowledge on transboundary groundwater resources and the international agreements (or lack thereof) governing their use. 

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Topics: NRS

Firm Spotlight: Freeman Mills, PC

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:37:17 PM

Freeman Mills, PC is an energy industry focused firm made up of 37 attorneys working in Dallas, Fort Worth, Longview and Tyler, Texas. The firm focuses on representing energy industry clients in a variety of litigation, title and transactional matters.

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Q&A With Professor Harry Sullivan

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:34:00 PM

Prof- SullivanExecutive Professor of Law, Harry Sullivan’s expertise in international oil and gas law drives his classroom focus on teaching future attorneys the importance of understanding their client’s industry business practices to achieve their complex transactional objectives. As former Senior Counsel for ConocoPhillips, and currently Assistant General Counsel for Kosmos Energy Ltd., Professor Sullivan is able to share the practical industry-focused knowledge he has acquired throughout his career in-house with oil and gas companies in his Oil and Gas Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and Oil and Gas Drafting classes. 

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Topics: NRS, Faculty Highlights

NRS Faculty Highlights

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:29:00 PM

vanessa-casado-perez-1-1Vanessa Casado Pérez 

  • Published “Whose Water” in Environmental Law, Disrupted (K. Hirokawa & J. Owley, eds. Forthcoming Environmental Law Institute 2019)
  • Published “From Nuisance to Environmental Protection: an  European approach”, in the  92 Southern California Law Review, 2019. 
  • Presented “Local Approach to Environmental Border Issues” at the Network of “Transnational Administrative Law” Meeting, Barcelona, Spain in May 2019 (remotely).
  • Presented “Liquid Business” at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, Ostrom Workshop, Bloomington, Indiana, April 2019
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Topics: Felix Mormann, Timothy Mulvaney, Gabriel Eckstein, Guillermo Garcia, NRS, Faculty Highlights, Vanessa Casado Pérez

X-Grant Project Update: TAMU Law Students Explore Desalination and Wastewater Recycling

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:24:42 PM

Back in July 2018, eight research teams across Texas A&M campuses were awarded X-Grants of close to $7 million. Of the $7 million, $1.5 million was awarded to a team led by Wendy Jepson from the College of Geoscience and included law professor Gabriel Eckstein to study the issues surrounding sustainable freshwater systems in urban areas.  

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, NRS

Capstone Course Develops Legal Toolkit for Coastal Communities at Risk of Flooding

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:12:53 PM

Capstone-RockportStrongGigEmThis past spring, second- and third-year, as well as one LL.M., Texas A&M law students again participated in a uniquely experiential Natural Resources Systems Capstone course directed by Professor Gabriel Eckstein. This year, students enrolled in the course developed a legal toolkit and provided policy guidance and recommendations to Texas Target Communities, a Texas A&M program assisting Texas coastal municipalities to respond to flood risks in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. View their resulting publication “Legal Mechanisms for Mitigating Flood Impacts in Texas Coastal Communities” at law.tamu.edu/CoastalCommunities.

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Notable Natural Resources Legislation from the 86th Texas Legislative Session

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Aug 10, 2019 4:09:11 PM

This Spring, the Texas Legislature convened in Austin for its 86th Legislative Session. The session saw debates over pipeline construction interference, natural disaster readiness in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the future renewable energy in Texas. 

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Topics: NRS

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