The National Energy Law and Policy Institute (NELPI) at the
University of Tulsa College of Law will begin publishing two national
energy law publications this fall, according to Frank Walwer, dean of
the law school.
Both the Energy Law Journal, a publication sponsored by the
Federal Energy Bar Association, and a monograph series on natural
resources law sponsored by the American Bar Association will be
published by NELPI.
A total of 17 students will work on the Energy Law Journal for
course credit and experience. University law student Timothy R.
Schnacke has been named editor-in-chief and Brett A. Reber, has been
named managing editor.
Susan W. Pennington has been named articles editor.
The Energy Law Journal has been published for 5 1/2 years by the
Federal Energy Bar Association in Washington, D.C.
It focuses on issues of energy regulatory law and policy and is
comprised of articles written by persons in the Department of Energy,
the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission and others in upper-governmental positions.
It also includes articles by law professors and students. It is
published twice a year with 2,000 subscribers.
Each edition of the journal will contain approximately 250 pages
with the first edition published by the University of Tulsa to be
released Dec. 1.
In addition to the publication of the journal, the university will
edit the Monograph Series of the Natural Resources Section of the
American Bar Association.
The series was established after the ABA abandoned its quarterly
publication called the Natural Resource Lawyer, which went to 8,000
natural resource legal specialists. . .
- The Oklahoma College of Advocacy recently honored 20 Oklahoma
attorneys for the successful completion of courses taken for the
Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marion Opala presided over the
graduation activities of the college, which is a week-long course
designed to perfect participant's courtroom skills.
James B. Brown, an Oklahoma City attorney and dean of the Oklahoma
College of Advocacy, said the course is an "intensified course in
trial procedures and strategies."
Those attorneys receiving certificates from the college were James
P. Beall, David D. Braddock, Jane Ann Cobb, Robert D. Neilson, Laura
M. Parnelle, Bobbi Parrish, Jeff Reeds, Ken Booking, Joesph Lapan,
Matt Melone, Leon Doane, Cathy Dodson, Less Ellis, Randall P.
Robinson, Lyndon Taylor, David M. Garrett, Jack D. Hammontree, Robert
Hardcastle, Mary Joe Smith, and Doug Price. . .
- D. Kent Meyers, a director with the Oklahoma City firm of
Crowe & Dunlevy, will speak at a legal seminar on Creditor Rights and
Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy.
The seminar is scheduled to be held July 25 at the Sheraton
Century Center Hotel in Oklahoma City, and July 30 at the Tulsa
The seminar is sponsored by the National Business Institute Inc.,
and may be taken for continuing legal education credit. Meyers is a
specialist in commercial and anti-trust law, along with bankruptcy
laws. . .
- A comprehensive guide to the recently adopted Oklahoma
Evidence Code has been authored by Oklahoma University College of Law
professor Leo H. Whinery.
Evidence codes set out the rules on what may and may not be
presented in court as evidence. In addition to providing the
complete text of the code, the new book by Whinery gives annotated
cases, a bibliography of articles and the legislative history
concerning each code provision. …