The Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution
Announcing the Third Annual Houston College of Law
Houston College of Law 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 Haynes & Boone, LLP. 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, and McGraw; Greenberg Traurig; Haynes and Boone (our official 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 2015, 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 is now open for the 2017 competition!
We will be accepting a total of 24 teams on a first come, first served basis. Teams consist of two students. Each school may register up to two teams. If you are interested in registering, please complete the registration form below and pay the $300 (per team) fee.
For additional information, please email Debra Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-646-2997.
Congratulations to the 2016 finalists!
1st place = University of Oklahoma
2nd place = UC Hastings
3rd place = Texas Tech
4th place = University of Houston
Congratulations to the 2015 first place team, Camille Walker and Tom Webb, from SMU Dedman School of Law!