Buford Boyd Pollett, J.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Buford Boyd Pollett, J.D.

Genave King Rogers Endowed Professor of Business Law


Buford Boyd Pollett is a licensed attorney in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. He is also a licensed geoscientist in Texas and a proctor in maritime law. Pollett is the Genave King Rogers Assistant Professor of Energy Law and Commerce at The University of Tulsa. He brings more than 20 years of domestic and international legal experience, serving his clients at the senior counsel, manager, and director level.

Pollett’s energy experience includes work with Eni (the Italian National Oil Company), Wilson Offshore & Marine, McDermott, Technip, Entergy, Amoco, Texaco, Nabors, and a Shell-Exxon joint venture in Germany (BEB Erdgas und Erdöl). He has degrees in geology from the University of Georgia, a Master in International Business Management from Pepperdine University, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.


  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law
  • M.S., Geology, University of Georgia
  • B.S., Geology, University of Georgia

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Energy law and commerce
  • Alternative energy
  • Carbon management
  • Digital transformation
  • Electricity, gas, geothermal, hydrogen, oil, solar, wind, and renewable energy
  • Maritime