The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) recently received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop CLERR’s summer energy law institute.

Launched in spring 2013, CLERR serves as the focal point for the many energy and natural resource initiatives at the College of Law. It develops new initiatives and outreach opportunities on the UW campus, in the state and in the Rocky Mountain region. CLERR is led by Professor Sam Kalen and Temple Stoellinger.

“We are delighted to have BP’s support,” Stoellinger says. “We intend to utilize the company’s generosity to expand our education opportunities focused on energy law through a summer energy law institute, which we plan to launch in 2015.”

The summer energy law institute will provide UW students, as well as other students from across the country interested in energy law, an opportunity to gain a specific energy law-focused education using Wyoming’s setting. UW faculty members and expert law faculty, from the energy industry and the legal community, will provide instruction on a variety of key energy law areas during the summer program.

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