(Published in the Tulsa World, May 26, 2013)
Tensions between Texas and Oklahoma are a notch higher than the usual football rivalry these days. The cause: water rights and whether Texas should be able to access water from within Oklahoma’s borders.
Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Rudolf John Herrmann, et al, the Red River Compact case. A decision is expected by the end of June. If the justices side with Tarrant, both Oklahoma and Texas will win. If they side with Oklahoma, both sides – and many other parts of the nation – will lose.
2L Kimberly Fink gives an overview of Water Week 2013 and highlights some of the topics discussed.
Water Week 2013, hosted by TU Law’s SERL program, REELS, and the Energy Law Journal, proved to be another success. TU students and faculty and legal practitioners were enlightened by four experts in water law speaking from very diverse perspectives.
A second-year student comments on the Hartrick Symposum, an event for students and young attorneys interested in careers in the energy sector, held on March 1 and 2, 2013.
The Hartrick Symposium, was a fantastic experience that provided a rich blend of opportunities for professional networking and insight from energy law practitioners.
Kate Barron Alicante, Director, LLM for Foreign Lawyers: Energy Law Concentration, visits China and discusses TU Law’s new energy concentration within the LL.M. in American Law program.
For a second time this year I find myself in China, promoting the LLM in American Law at TU College of Law.