HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Houston Law Center and the University of Calgary Faculty of Law are co-sponsoring a two-day symposium on February 23-24, 2017, which will focus on energy and environmental issues facing North America.
The inaugural "North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Symposium," will be held at the Law Center campus. The event will feature as many as 30 industry, academic, and government speakers participating in a wide range of workshops and presentations.
Symposium topics include:
- Impact of Global Climate Change Initiatives on Energy Systems
- Multi-lateral Agreements and their Impact on Energy Systems
- Systemic Challenges to Sustainable Energy Development, and
- Multi-Jurisdictional Energy Systems
"As the climate increasingly becomes a pressing concern, it is important to discuss the challenges and limitations of law on an international scale," said Darren Bush, Leonard B. Rosenberg College Professor of Law and director of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at UHLC.
In 2012, the UH Law Center and Calgary school of law launched the International Energy Lawyers Program, which allows students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years. Students spend two years at each school and take courses that will enable them to apply for admission to bars in the United States and Canada.
Cost of the symposium is $150 for lawyers, $50 for academics, and free for students. For more detailed information and a list of participants, please visit law.uh.edu/eenrcenter/symposium/homepage.asp or contact Charlette Jefferson at 713-743-2120 or cmjeffer@Central.UH.EDU.
To register for the symposium, go to https://uhlc.wufoo.com/forms/2017-symposium/ or mail a check to:
Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center
University of Houston Law Center
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
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About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 42,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.
About the University of Houston Law Center
The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is a dynamic, top tier law school located in the nation's 4th largest city. UHLC's Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Part-time programs rank in the U.S. News Top 10. It awards Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees, through its academic branch, the College of Law. The Law Center is more than just a law school. It is a powerful hub of intellectual activity with more than 11 centers and institutes which fuel its educational mission and national reputation. UHLC is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
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SOURCE University of Houston Law Center