Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:35 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Law Center is developing a specialized program in energy law in reaction to increasingly complex legal and regulatory issues.
The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the LSU Energy Law Center in August.
Chancellor Jack M. Weiss discussed the plans in a recent interview with NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune.
The center plans to offer courses in geology, petroleum engineering, nuclear sciences, coastal sciences, environment science and chemical engineering. However, Weiss said, oil and gas will remain at the core of the program.
John Laborde, an LSU alumnus and retired CEO of Tidewater Inc., has agreed to donate $2 million to the energy law center.
Weiss said the program is aiming for an official launch two or three academic years from now.