The Longhorn Energy Club (LEC) is unique in that our club includes students ranging from freshman year of undergrad through the final steps of doctoral programs, with specialties ranging from engineering and the sciences through law, policy, business, urban planning, and more. Many LEC members are involved in or collaborate with additional energy clubs on campus, which together form a strong network for energy-focused students to build their networks and ideas for the energy future.
The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law ("TJOGEL") publishes articles on a variety of energy-related topics, edited by students at The University of Texas School of Law. The only entirely student-run journal in the country devoted exclusively to promoting scholarship in the energy legal field, TJOGEL has published over 1,300 pages of analysis of legal issues affecting the energy industry and has circulated over 9,000 copies to attorneys, professors, judges, law students, and industry professionals worldwide.
In addition to publishing articles on oil, gas, and energy topics, the Journal hosts numerous educational and networking events. The annual two-day Continuing Legal Education symposium focuses on cutting-edge issues facing the energy industry. Past symposia have included topics relating to recent developments in alternative energy, international energy transactions, and a survey of current issues in the energy industry. The symposium is held in conjunction with the Journal’s annual banquet where the University of Texas School of Law’s prestigious award, the Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award, is given to a practitioner who has made significant contributions to the oil, gas, and energy community. Other events hosted by the Journal for students and attorneys include the Fall Career Panel, monthly roundtable luncheons, and happy hour events.
Founded in 2000, the EFG currently has more than 100 active members. The Group's objectives include:
Facilitating interaction between students, faculty and industry leaders through professional, social and academic events.
Promoting the Energy Finance specialization to current and prospective students as well as industry recruiters.
Supporting industry procticums and independent research.
Other EFG activities include: coordinating site visits to energy firms and related businesses, hosting on-campus industry topic panels, and organizing the anuual National Energy Finance Challenge.
ERG is the student group for the Energy and Earth Resources (EER) Graduate Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Students involved in ERG are interested in interdisciplinary studies in areas of geosciences, engineering, management, finance, economics, law and policy. More information about the EER program can be found online at http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/eer/.
The CleanTech Group at the McCombs School of Business is a student-run organization that brings together MBA students with a shared interest in clean energy and sustainability to provide opportunities for industry-specific education, networking, and job/internship placement.” More info online at http://cleantechaustin.com/.