College of Law Conference to Consider The Future of Energy Law, Jan. 21

From renewables to climate change, from ocean oil spills to the renaissance of nuclear power, energy law in the U.S is in flux.  On Friday, January 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m., leading energy law scholars will gather at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to discuss the field of energy law, assessing where it has been and where it might be going.

“Our world today is defined by energy—how we acquire it, how we use it, its effects on society and the environment,” said Professor Lincoln Davies, who organized the conference.  “Yet as a society, we often ignore the legal structures that, in part, define our national energy profile.  Our hope is that this conference will provide a window into those legal systems and tools.  The conference speakers are literally a ‘who’s who’ of energy law today.”

Conference participants include Joel Eisen, University of Richmond School of Law; Richard Pierce, George Washington University School of Law; Arnold Reitze, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law; Jim Rossi, Florida State University College of Law; Joseph Tomain, University of Cincinnati College of Law; and Amy Wildermuth, U of U S.J. Quinney College of Law.  The keynote speaker is Edward H. Comer, Vice President and General Counsel for the Edison Electric Institute.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the College’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment.

Attendance is free. A complimentary box lunch is included for attendees who pre-register.

The Future of Energy Law Conference will also be webcast on the College of Law dashboard: <>.  It is offered for 5 hours of free CLE credit (approval pending).  The Agenda is available for preview here.