More than one hundred of the world’s most prominent and successful companies in the energy industry gathered in Denver, Colorado August 12-14, 2013, for the inaugural Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). Companies including Chevron, ConocoPhilips, Anadarko, Saudi Aramco, and Encana – just to name a few – displayed the most cutting edge technology being used to succeed in today’s fast-moving and progressive energy industry. It came as no surprise to these industry leaders that The University of Tulsa College of Law was marching in stride, presenting its newest advanced degree designed specifically for energy industry professionals: the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL). The University of Tulsa was one of only two universities present at the conference, showcasing its continuous devotion to the energy industry – a devotion on which many of the world’s most successful energy companies have grown to expect and rely.
Located in the heartland of the energy industry, TU College of Law is a preeminent academic institution in the fields of energy and natural resources law. TU College of Law has an established reputation in the energy industry for providing the highest quality and most practical legal education available to enhance the careers of both current and future industry leaders. The University of Tulsa has a deeply rooted relationship with the energy industry – Tulsa having once been the “Oil Capital of the World.” The MJEL program was well-received at the conference and generated a swell of interest and appreciation. With its already strong presence and involvement in the energy industry, energy company representatives were pleased to learn of the newest advancement in education being offered by TU Law. In keeping with the University’s tradition, the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law is beyond question one of the most innovative and groundbreaking programs available to current and future energy industry professionals, providing a highly advanced curriculum specific to teaching the technical expertise required to resolve legal issues in the ever-evolving global landscape of the energy industry.
The MJEL program is expected to grow quickly with the industry’s increasing demand for highly-qualified professionals and draw students from across the globe. Additionally, The University of Tulsa College of Law is proud to welcome Corey Ward, a conference attendee and Denver native, to the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law program. Mr. Ward works in a downtown Denver oil and gas law firm and is excited for the opportunity to further his education at the University of Tulsa College of Law and advance his career in the energy industry.
-Jason Aamodt, Assistant Dean, The University of Tulsa College of Law