The University of Houston Law Center and The University of Calgary announced the formation of the International Energy Lawyers Program, an initiative that will allow students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years.
Starting this fall, students can spend two years at each school and take courses that will enable them to apply for admission to bars in the United States and Canada.
“Our two countries’ futures are intertwined economically, and one of the most important issues facing both countries is energy security,” said Ian Holloway, dean of The University of Calgary Law School. “Training the next generation of lawyers who are leaders in energy and natural resources law will help us in our quest for sustainable, rational, continental energy policy.”
Univeristy of Houston Law Center and University of Calgary each enjoy strong reputations as leading law schools in natural resource, energy and environmental law. Both cities are energy centers for their respective country.
“This is just the beginning of a collaboration that will extend beyond this program between two of the best law schools and two energy capitals in North America,” said Raymond Nimmer, dean of the University of Houston Law Center.