Friday, February 1, 2013

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Scholarship Winners!

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program at the University of Denver College of Law has just awarded two of its most prestigious scholarships.

Khulan Amarsana has been awarded the Marilyn Alkire Scholarship. Amarsana graduated from Mongolian National University School of Law with a Bachelors Degree in International Law. She joined the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program this Spring. The Marilyn Alkire Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide scholarship support to one student in the LLM program per year. The scholarship recipient must exhibit a strong interest in environmental and natural resources law.Amarsana stated, "I am very thankful for Ms. Alkire for her generous heart. After completing the program, I want to take everything I learn here, and return to my home country to reduce the pollution of our pristine land."

Teresa Abel has been awarded the Colonel Jan Laitos Scholarship. Abel graduated from the University of Georgia, Athens with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. She then applied to DU Law in the Fall of 2011. Abel joined the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program this semester under the dual JD-LLM degree option. The Colonel Laitos Scholarship is awarded annually to an ENRGP student who demonstrates academic achievement and laudable environmental and natural reources career goals. Abel shared, "Receipt of this scholarship has strengthened my goals of one day being able to give back to the DU community.The support and recognition provided by my donors has been instrumental in allowing me to pursue my interest in sustainable land development."

Don C. Smith, director of the ENRGP Program said, "Ms. Abel and Ms. Amarsana have earned two of our program's most sought-after scholarships, and I am delighted for both of them. Each brings a level of commitment and a desire to learn about environmental and natural reosurces issues that will serve her well over a career. I would also like to recognize Marilyn Alkire and the Laitos family for their on-going support of the ENRGP. Ms. Abel and Ms. Amarsana join a long line of former students who won the same awards and are now making significant contributions the world over."


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Roger Maier Boing, LLM December 2012

Roger Maier Boing is now back in his home country Brazil, after graduating with an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy in December of 2012. 

Roger has been involved with Natural Resources Law in Brazil since 2004, and after several years practicing decided that it was time to invest again in his education. In the beginning of 2012, Roger started our LL.M. program in Environmental  and Natural Resources Law and Policy, which, as per his own words, helped him to grow professionally.

During the years of 2011 and 2012 Roger has concluded (i) our LL.M. in Environmental and  Natural Resources Law and Policy with specializations in Energy (focused in oil and gas) and Mining Law and Policy; (ii) intensive German courses in Freiburg and Düsseldorf; and (iii) a course of Introduction to German Law and Legal Terminology in the Hochschule Bremen (University of Applied Sciences of Bremen).

Since January 3, 2013, after concluding the LL.M. at DU, he returned to his previous law firm, L.O. Baptista - Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira and Agel Advogados, which is one of the top law firms in Brazil and is highly ranked among the best when it comes to Natural Resources Law.
When asked about DU, Roger says: “The knowledge acquired during almost 1 year and 4 months served to expand my expertise in natural resources and infrastructure, specially with all I experienced at DU. All this will allow me to render higher quality services to clients of L.O. Baptista - Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel.”

Besides the LL.M. degree from DU, Roger also holds a post-graduation degree in Oil and Gas from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

As soon as he got back to Brazil he took office as the President of the Oil and Gas Commission from the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association, Barra da Tijuca, for the next 3 years. Roger is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators – AIPN and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation – RMMLF.