Energy Law Negotiation Competition

Announcing the Third Annual South Texas College of Law Houston Energy Law Negotiation Competition


South Texas College of Law Houston is pleased to announce it will be hosting its third annual Energy Law Negotiation Competition on March 25-26, 2017. The competition provides students with an opportunity to develop their negotiation skills with fact patterns based on current issues in the field of energy law. Students specifically interested in pursuing a career in energy law will also have a wonderful opportunity to network with experienced energy lawyers in Houston, the energy capital of the country, during a networking reception sponsored by law firms Haynes & Boone and Gray Reed & McGraw. What makes this competition unique is that every student competitor is guaranteed to be judged by experts in the field. Last year, we were honored to welcome almost sixty judges from a variety of energy companies and law firms including but not limited to:

Energy Companies: Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Apache Corporation, BHP Billiton Petroleum, Cantera Energy, Chevron, EP Energy, Fieldwood Energy, Hess Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Shell, Southwest Energy, Swift Energy, Sulzer Chemtec, Talos Energy, Treadstone Energy Partners, ZTC Petro Investments

Law Firms: Baker Botts; Bibby; McWilliams & Kearney; Clennan, Hood & Bieber; Dupuis & Polozola; Godwin Lewis; Gray Reed & McGraw (competition sponsor); Greenberg Traurig; Haynes & Boone (competition sponsor); Hogan Lovells; Jones Day; Jones Gill; Kirby, Mathews & Walrath; Kirkland & Ellis; Liskow & Lewis; Locke Lord; Reed Smith; Sadler Law Firm; Sanders Willyard; Steptoe & Johnson; Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard; Vinson and Elkins

During the 2nd Annual Competition in March 2016, we were delighted to welcome 22 teams representing 13 law schools including LSU, SMU, STCL, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Southern, University of Houston, St. Mary’s University, University of Oklahoma, University of Wyoming, UC Hastings, University of Florida, and Tulane.

Registration for the 2017 competition is now closed.

For additional information, please email Debra Berman at or call 713-646-2997.

Competition Schedule


Congratulations to the 2016 finalists!

1st place = University of Oklahoma
2nd place = UC Hastings
3rd place = Texas Tech
4th place = University of Houston