Recognized Leader in Energy Law Teaches Master Class on Global Perspectives on Wind Law

On October 26, 2018, Roderick Wetsel, a recognized leader in energy law and a former adjunct professor at The University of Texas at School of Law, taught a master class on global perspectives on wind law. Wetsel is a founding partner at the firm of Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen, L.L.P. in Sweetwater, Texas, where he has practiced law for 36 years.

Over the course of three hours, J.D., LL.M., and exchange students listened to Wetsel discuss how wind leases are obtained, wind as a property right, opposition to wind farms, adverse impact on wildlife, wind facility sites and national security, environmental and permitting issues, project construction agreements, and construction of a wind farm, etc.

In addition to discussing his own career trajectory, Wetsel also talked to the students about legal career in wind energy.

Wetsel received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He taught Wind Law at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he served as as adjunct professor from 2012-2018. He currently serves as adjunct professor at Texas Tech University School of Law. In 2011, Wetsel co-authored the first treatise on Texas Wind Law with Professor Ernest Smith, Steven DeWolf, and Becky Diffen. He is a frequent speaker on wind energy issues throughout the United States.

This event was funded in part with generous support from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.