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FERC General Counsel Max Minzner will present "Supreme Energy: The 2015-2016 FERC Trilogy"

Max Minzner, General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Photo by Mark Holm

Max Minzner, General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Photo by Mark Holm

Thursday, September 29
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

UNM School of Law

Reception to follow

This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 General hours of credit.

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Three United States Supreme Court cases -- all of which have occurred within the last year -- consider the federal and state jurisdictional boundary in energy regulation.

FERC General Counsel Max Minzner will discuss these cases and their implication for the future of energy law and policy.

Program sponsored by the Utton Transboundary Resource Center and reception sponsored by the State Bar of New Mexico Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section ("NREEL").

About Max Minzner

In 2015, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay named Max Minzner as general counsel to the Commission. Minzner previously served as Special Counsel to Bay in 2009 and 2010 when Bay served as director of the FERC Office of Enforcement.

Minzner joined the UNM law faculty in August 2011 and is a former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He was awarded the 2013-2015 University of New Mexico Presidential Teaching Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award given annually to a single professor university-wide to recognize excellence in teaching.

Minzner teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal and civil procedure, and administrative agency enforcement.

About the NREEL

The State Bar of New Mexico Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section ("NREEL") is an organization of lawyers who practice in or are interested in law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment. Our purpose is to provide our members, the State Bar and the public with information and dialogue concerning issues affecting natural resources, energy and the environment. We also seek to provide practicing lawyers with an opportunity to share ideas, legal research and networking with the goal of providing the highest possible quality of legal services to New Mexicans in the areas of natural resources, energy and environment. Membership in NREEL is open to any lawyer who is interested in these issues.

About the UNM Law School Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program

The Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program offers a variety of specialized courses in natural resources, environmental, tribal resources, and energy law. Throughout the year, the Natural Resource Committee and the law school’s Utton Transboundary Resources Center bring in speakers, conferences and networking opportunities for students. The Natural Resources Journal, a student-run publication, is the oldest U.S. law review in the field of natural resources and environmental law.

About the Utton Center

The Utton Transboundary Resources Center researches and provides information to the public about water, natural resources and environmental issues, with a particular focus on New Mexico and the Southwest. It also supports collaborative natural resource management using multidisciplinary expertise and inclusive, diverse stakeholder involvement. The Center also includes the Joe M Stell Ombudsman Program. It offers provides pre-mediation education, as well as information regarding adjudications to unrepresented water rights claimants and defendants. Its primary purpose is to streamline the adjudication process by providing claimants with unbiased information about the multifaceted process.