Monday, October 15, 2012

ENRL Director Don Smith Attends IBA Annual Meeting in his Role as Editor of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law

Don Smith, Director of Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program, was recently in Dublin, Ireland, where he attended the International Bar Association's Annual Meeting.

Mr. Smith edits the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law for the IBA's Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL).

While in Dublin he met with SEERIL's governing council to talk about the Journal.  He also met with Professor Aileen McHarg, who teaches at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and chairs the Journal's Editorial Advisory Committee.

"Attending the Annual Meeting was a wonderful opportunity to me to commission cutting-edge articles for the Journal as well as meet the individuals from around the world whose work in the fields of energy and natural resources will have an impact on how these sectors are approached in the future," he said.  "I met with leading oil and gas, energy, and mining law practitioners from all around the globe."

He said, "There is no substitute for meeting face-to-face with these leaders.  These meetings inform my teaching and my leadership of Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program."