The Wild West of Wind Power: Lessons from the Lonestar State

Location: Zoom

About the Event

Join Texas Law’s Institute for Transnational Law for a Master Wind Class by Professor Rod Wetsel, a renowned wind law expert. Wind law is a burgeoning area of energy law as the U.S. tries to diversify sources of alternative energy. With so much happening so quickly, this timely master class on laws, regulations and rulings is valuable to all students involved in energy law. Whether you want to represent an energy company, municipality, state or federal agency, or a party wishing to lease out a property for a wind farm, you’ll want to attend this event.


Registration requested: We will email you the Zoom link before the master class.

Speaker Bio 

Roderick E. Wetsel is a founding partner at the firm of Wetsel, Carmichael, Allen, & Lederle, L.L.P. in Sweetwater, Texas where he has practiced law for 36 years. He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Wetsel received a B.A. with high honors and special honors in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. In 1974, while earning his undergraduate degree, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He later received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977.

Mr. Wetsel currently teaches Wind Law at Texas Tech University School of Law, where he has served as an adjunct professor since 2017. The course is one of the first of its kind in the United States.

In 2011, Mr. Wetsel co-authored the first treatise on Texas Wind Law with Professor Ernest E. Smith, Steven K. DeWolf, and Becky H. Diffen, which is published by LexisNexis and revised annually. In the 2015 edition, the title was changed to Wind Law to make the book more national in scope and is now co-authored by Wetsel along with Professor Ernest E. Smith, Becky Diffen, and Professor Melissa Powers. Additionally, Mr. Wetsel has written numerous other articles on wind energy as well as oil and gas law. He is a frequent speaker on wind energy issues throughout the United States.

Event series: Master Class