March 31, 2014 | By Jessica Jones

As a longstanding leader in the field of energy law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law continues to produce top talent for the energy industry.  As part of its program, OU Law hosts an annual “Meet the Energy Industry” event where its students have the opportunity to network with the very top energy attorneys and landmen in the oil and gas industry.

The event was held Wednesday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) Gallery in downtown Oklahoma City.  Law students arrived to network with over 50 oil and gas lawyers and landmen from numerous energy companies and law firms.  Sponsors of the event included Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake Energy, Continental Resources, Devon Energy, Mahaffey &Gore and SandRidge Energy.

With more energy related courses than any other law school in the country, OU Law is known for producing students specifically trained for careers in the oil and gas industry.  These students are rising through the ranks to hold key leadership positions in the top energy companies around the globe.   JD students are offered the opportunity to specialize in energy through a JD Certificate program.  The Energy Law Certificate enhances the student’s law school experience by providing a solid grounding in energy law through a unique blend of substantive legal knowledge, practical application, and exposure to the energy industry in a dynamic inter-disciplinary learning environment. The benefits this certificate reach the people of the state of Oklahoma and beyond by educating lawyers to work in the vibrant and growing field of Energy Law.

In addition to the JD certificate, OU Law is in its fourth year of offering the John B. Turner LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources.  Just this year, the College of Law implemented a new Master of Legal Studies in Energy and Natural Resources for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

“As the state’s flagship law school in a top energy state, it is our mission to provide an unsurpassed oil and gas legal education at an affordable price,” said Dean Joe Harroz.  “We are developing new and dynamic classes, academic specializations and providing industry networking opportunities to ensure our students our students are equipped for successful careers in this vital industry.”

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