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North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Symposium

University of Houston Law Center & Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

will host the inaugural

North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Symposium

February 23-24, 2017

University of Houston Law Center | BLB 109
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77204
14 Hours CLE including .50 Hours of Ethics

Engage in an international discussion on the effects of climate change and the internationalization of energy production and distribution in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. This conference will bring together experts spanning North America from government, academia, and the private sector as they shed light on problems and solutions in today's rapidly changing environment.



Workshop Examples:

  • Impact of Global Climate Change Initiatives on Energy Systems
  • Multi-lateral Agreements and their Impact on Energy Systems
  • Systemic Challenges to Sustainable Energy Development
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Energy Systems


$150 for lawyers | $50 for academics | free for students

Please contact Charlette Jefferson at 713-743-2120 or cmjeffer@Central.UH.EDU for more information.  

To register, please send a check to:
Charlette Jefferson
Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center
University of Houston Law Center
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060


Schedule of events



  • Cesar Rafael Chavez, Executive Director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
  • The Honorable William K. Reilly, American University Center for Environmental Policy
  • Chidinma B. Thompson, Partner, Barrister, and Solicitor, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Miriam Grunstein, Nonresident Scholar, Baker Institute's Mexico Center
  • Megan Reilly Cayten, Emerging markets infrastructure specialist and Board member, National Environmental Education Foundation
  • Victor Flatt, Thomas F. and Elizabeth Taft Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law; Director, Center for Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Charles Irvine, Partner, Irvine & Conner PLLC
  • Brigham Daniels, Professor, Brigham Young University School of Law
  • Blake Hudson, Burlington Resources Professor of Environmental Law and Edward J. Womac, Jr. Professor of Energy Law, LSU Law
  • Praveen Kumar, Executive Director, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
  • Oscar Lugo, Professor of Law, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Monika Ehrman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Gina Warren, Associate Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Gabriel Collins, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
  • The Honorable Hilary C. Tompkins, Former Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor,

United States Department of Interior

  • Alex Juden, Secretary and General Counsel, Schlumberger
  • Kay McCall, President, CEO & General Counsel, Noble Environmental Power
  • Tony Trevino, General Counsel, Lewis Energy Group
  • William Turcotte, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Noble Corp.
  • William P.  Swenson, Executive Vice President and General Counsel,

Hilcorp Energy Company

  • Margaret Anne Hill, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
  • Hannah Wiseman, Attorneys' Title Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Maria del Pilar Rodríguez Ibáñez, Professor of Law, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Fenner Stewart, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Calgary
  • James Coleman, Assistant Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • Mark James, Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Professor, Vermont Law School
  • Roxana-Andreea Mastor, LLM Global Energy Fellow, Vermont Law School
  • Alejandra Bueno, Of Counsel, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, and Chair of the AEM Bi-National Energy Committee



JW Marriott Downtown 
Address: 806 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 
phone: (713) 237-1111
Book your group rate for University of Houston Law Room Block 
Shuttle will be provided in the morning and evening to and from the Conference.


Hilton UH 
Address: 4450 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204 
Phone: (832) 531-6300 (walking distance to the Law Center)


Map and Directions

The University of Houston Law Center is located off of Interstate 45, just south of downtown Houston. 

To reach the Law Center from I-45 northbound, take the Elgin-Cullen/Lockwood exit, turn left at the light, and proceed under the freeway to the traffic light at Entrance 18 where you will take a left. Take a left at the first inner-campus road and follow it as it turns right and deposits you at a four-way stop.  Turn left, and the Law Center buildings will be on your left, with metered parking available to your right in Parking Lot 19B. 

To reach the Law Center from I-45 southbound, take the Spur 5 exit and follow it to the first stop light  (University Drive).  Turn right, and proceed past the Campus Wellness Center to the stop light (Calhoun).  Turn right, and proceed past Calhoun Lofts to the last entrance on your left before Calhoun "dead ends."  Parking Lot 19B is on your right, with the Law Center complex flanking the bronze statue of Albertus Magnus. Metered parking is available.

Map of the Law Center (pdf)

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Click here for an interactive campus map to help you locate the Bates Law Building, Parking Lot 19B, the East garage, or the Visitor's parking garage.

Visitor Parking

Visitors have two parking options:

  • Meters – Lot 19B. Visitors may park at the meters located in the Law Center's parking lot (locate Lot 19B, here) with a valid receipt of purchase displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. In addition, there are several metered parking spaces (2 hours maximum) located on the south side of Lot 19B, close to the Calhoun Lofts.
  • Parking Garages. Visitor parking is also available in the Welcome Center parking garage located on University Drive and Calhoun Road, the East garage on Calhoun north of University, and at the UH Hilton located on University Blvd. Locate these garages here. Both are a short walk from the Law Center. Garage parking is $2 per hour, maximum $8 per day.

UH Parking & Transportation. For more information, please visit the main campus Parking & Transportation site.


The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution and an EEO/AA

Sponsored by:

Blank Rome LLP