Director

Christopher S. Kulander
Director of Oil & Gas Law Institute, Associate Professor 

Christopher Kulander joined South Texas College of Law Houston in August 2014 and is the Visiting Associate Professor and Director of the school’s new Oil & Gas Law Institute. He teaches courses covering oil and gas, energy and property law. He is also Of Counsel to Haynes and Boone, LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, where he was managing editor for the Oklahoma Bar Mineral Law Newsletter, note editor and assisting managing editor for the American Indian Law Review, and research assistant for Owen L. Anderson, Eugene Kuntz Chair of Oil and Gas Law.

Before teaching, Professor Kulander practiced full-time for four years in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone LLP within the Energy Practice Group, focusing on energy lending, finance and bankruptcy. Prior to that, he practiced for two years with Cotton & Bledsoe in Midland, Texas, focusing on oil and gas title and leasing.

Before law school, he received his B.S. and M.S. in geology from Wright State in Dayton, Ohio, and his Ph.D. in geophysics (petroleum seismology) from Texas A&M, after which he worked as a geophysicist for the U.S. Geological Survey. He has written and published in the fields of oil and gas law, land use control, American Indian law, as well as in geology and petroleum seismology.