Texas Tech University

Beyond the Classroom

Each year, more than 10% of each graduating class embarks on an energy practice, whether with a law firm, energy company, or other legal organization. Texas Tech Law gives students the opportunity to learn both the law and industry standards through a variety of experiences outside the traditional classroom.

Energy Law Interest Group

With approximately 70 members, the Energy Law Interest Group is one of the largest student-run organizations at Texas Tech Law. Through the law school's membership in the Center for American and International Law, two Energy Law Interest Group members can attend each of the Center's Institute for Energy Law conferences for free. Eighteen students attended Institute for Energy Law conferences during the 2015–2016 academic year. In addition to learning about a range of topics from title examination to mergers and acquisitions, students network with distinguished energy-law practitioners and recruit guest lecturers to visit the law school.

Saturday-Morning Site Visit

Each semester, on a scheduled Saturday morning, students have the opportunity to tour a local oil-and-gas facility and become more familiar with field equipment and operations.

Midland Field Trip

Each semester, students have the opportunity to travel to Midland on a field trip to learn more about the oil-and-gas industry, an energy-law practice, and the Midland-Odessa legal community and business market.

Important Links

For more information, please contact:

William R. Keffer
Associate Professor of Energy Law
Director of Energy Law Programs
(806) 834-3178