Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

Eba President's Message

Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

Eba President's Message

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In the six since months since taking office at our 2015 annual meeting, I have been honored to serve you as have the 69 EBA Presidents before me. I am also acutely aware that my one-year term as President is already half over.

My immediate reaction upon taking office was that I would be running a marathon of daily EBA-related meetings, telephone calls, and emails; however, looking back on those six months, they seem like a sprint.

I now fear that the next six months will be an even faster sprint. I use the term "fear" because there is so much to do and so little time. If I may, I'd like to provide some advice to future EBA presidents: plan and prioritize early. Pick your goals and push them forward at every opportunity. I have already begun chatting with Emma Hand, your next EBA President, so that she can jump-start her term as she wishes.

Since before taking office, my three goals for this year were to markedly increase EBA membership, strengthen EBA's Charitable Foundation, and publish a definitive article on energy law education in the Energy Law Journal. I am pleased to report that these goals, with your support, are now bearing fruit.

Led by Membership Committee Chair Matt Rudolphi, new EBA members are signing up at record rates through the EBA Ambassador Program. We are also actively recruiting the largest group of student members ever, thanks in part to the special efforts of individuals and law firms that have contributed funds to enable student memberships at specific schools. This student-focused effort has been so successful that we may consider a more formal paradigm to support increased student involvement in EBA. …

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