About the Journal

The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources is a student edited academic journal focusing broadly on energy and its relationship to other areas of law. The JELR was created to promote the study of energy law and the effects of technological innovation on a local, national and international level. The journal publishes a variety of energy-related topics ranging from oil and gas regulation to nuclear plant licensing to the evolving law surrounding shale hydro-fracking to the complexities of climate change impacts across the United States.

Upcoming Symposium

The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources 2019 symposium, Decommissioning: From Shore to Offshore will be held February 15, 2019 in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center.

The Symposium discussion will center on decommissioning of oil and gas fields. The following topics will be included:

  • Panel 1 – Transactional Issues and Clauses
  • Panel 2 – Comparison of Decommissioning Laws and Regulations
  • Panel 3 – Increasing Bonding Requirements and Financial Assurances
  • Panel 4 – Rigs-to-Reefs: Environmental Concerns

Five and a quarter (5.25) hours of CLE credit is available. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Contact Us




Provide Website Feedback / Accessibility Statement / Privacy Statement