LL.M. Students Tour Sweetwater Wind Farm

On March 30th, a group of LL.M. students in the Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law Concentration toured the Sweetwater Wind Farm, one of the largest wind farms in the world. As part of the wind tour, they got the opportunity to attend a presentation on wind turbine operation and go inside an operational wind turbine. Additionally, they heard from a landowner and the Executive Director of Sweetwater Economic Development, complementing what they learned inside the classroom with onsite learning. The tour was organized by Professor Rod Wetsel, an adjunct professor at Texas Law and a prominent wind law attorney in Sweetwater, Texas. Professor Wetsel teaches seminars on Wind Law and Texas Wind Law. This trip was made possible with support from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

What Students Are Saying

“Last week, we toured the Sweetwater Wind Farm – one of the largest in the world! We attended a presentation on wind turbine operation and went inside an operational wind turbine. We also discussed issues pertaining to contracts and environmental law. The wind tour is a unique experience offered by the Law School’s Institute for Transnational Law and the best way to learn. Hopefully, we will see these developments in Argentina in the near future!”

-Francisco Lanusse, LL.M. 2018 & Good Neighbor Scholar from Argentina