Wednesday, April 16, 2014

David Gorlin, Denver Law LLM student, represents program at Institute for Energy Law's conference

LLM student David Gorlin represented our program at the Center for American and International Law's Institute for Energy Law’s recent conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The conference—“Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector”—gave law students the opportunity to tour Entergy Gulf States, Inc.’s River Bend nuclear power plant in St. Francisville, Louisiana.  The conference also included a full day of lectures and panel discussions on career opportunities and trends in the energy sector.  Dave said the following of his experience:

 My experience at the River Bend plant was illuminating.  We were provided with a lecture on the basics of nuclear power, which successfully addressed a lot of public misinformation and misperceptions about the industry.  We were also given a comprehensive tour of the plant, which included a visit to portions of the containment facility.  I admit this caused some initial apprehension, particularly given the requirement that we wear radiation contamination monitors.  However, after touring River Bend and observing the professionalism and expertise of its employees and the extensive safety precautions that are taken, there was no basis for any anxiety.  The visit to the plant was enlightening for all involved, and I commend Entergy Gulf States, Inc. for its transparency and public outreach efforts.

 The conference also featured a full day of discussions by law firm and in-house professionals from a variety of backgrounds and geographic locations, including Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and New Mexico.  The lecturers and panelists displayed an impressive breadth of experience and offered valuable perspectives on a variety of subjects pertaining to the oil and gas industry, including land administration, international transactions, and regulatory compliance. 

David would like to thank the IEL for funding his attendance at this year’s conference and also employees at River Bend for the opportunity to better understand the important work they are doing in the American energy industry.  He is also thankful to the Sturm College of Law for sponsoring his attendance.
The Denver Law Environmental and Natural Resources program strives to fund learning and advancement opportunities for our students. Keeping current on energy trends certainly helps students in their academic and employment pursuits.