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Affiliated Faculty

Keith B. Hall serves as Director of the Laborde Energy Law Center. He is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Mineral Law Institute. His course offerings include Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and an Energy Law Seminar that focuses on environmental issues relating to oil and gas activity.

Ed Richards is a Professor of Law offering courses in Administrative Law and Climate Change Law. Professor Richards is also the Director of LSU Law’s Climate Change Law and Policy Project.

Chris Tyson is a Professor of Law offering courses in Real Estate Development, Local Government Law, and Urban Land Use and Development.

Nicholas Bryner is an Associate Professor of Law. The courses he teaches include Introduction to Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Natural Resources Law.

John Costonis is a Professor Emeritus of Law and former chancellor of the Law Center offering courses in Selected Issues in Gulf Oil & Gas Development and Legal Aspects of Coastal Areas.

Patrick H. Martin is Professor Emeritus of Law and one of the nation’s leading authorities on mineral law. He remains an adjunct faculty member offering seminars in the area of oil and gas law.

Patrick S. Ottinger is an LSU Law alumnus and long-time adjunct faculty member who teaches Mineral Rights and an Oil and Gas Seminar.

Karen Blakemore is a Senior Environmental Scientist for CK Associates Consulting. She is a Special Instructor of environmental law courses and also coaches LSU’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team.


Special Advisor

Mark Boudreaux is Special Advisor to the Laborde Energy Law Center. A 1984 graduate of the Law Center and former Senior Director of Federal Relations for Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mr. Boudreaux assists with fundraising; marketing and promotion; field placement, internship, and employment opportunities for students in the energy and environmental sectors; and other programmatic matters.