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Welcome to the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) online

Here you will find information, updates, news and other resources relevant to your section.

The role of SEERIL is to coordinate the activities of the following committees:

SEERIL Chair, Eugene E Smary

'Welcome to the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association (SEERIL)!

SEERIL Biennial Conference 2016 - General Meeting Agenda

SEERIL Council

 

SEERIL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Each year the Section for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law offers two scholarship awards:

  • Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resources Law Studies:

SEERIL awards an amount of up to 18,000 to pursue post-graduate studies that may involve master,  PhD or post-doctoral research topics in the energy and natural resources field. This scholarship is open to all qualifying  academic institutions and their students free of charge. A ‘qualifying academic institution’ is one where at least one member or adjunct member of the faculty is a member of the IBA and a SEERIL committee.  The Scholarship is normally open for submission of applications between February and March each year and it is generally awarded during the months of June/July.  For further details on applicant qualifications and application submissions please see the following:

SEERIL 2016 Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resource Law Studies - Applications have closed.  For further information and application details, please CLICK HERE.

  • IBA Annual Conference Scholarship:

The Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law is pleased to participate in the IBA Annual Conference Scholarship Programme.  This programme provides scholarships which are awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate at the Annual Conference, but may find it financially difficult to do so.

The Annual Conference Scholarship includes  waived registration fee to attend the Annual Conference, as well as a contribution towards travel/accommodation expenses and is open to those who meet the 'Young Lawyer' eligibility criteria.  The Annual Conference Scholarship Programme generally opens for application submissions between late February and early March each year.  For further information and application details, please CLICK HERE

 

2017 CONFERENCES

IBA/ABA Environmental Summit of the Americas

29 March 2017
Los Angeles, USA

This program is presented by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) in conjunction with the International Bar Association’s Section of Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (IBA SEERIL).

Full programme and registration information is available here on the conference website.


RMMLF/IBA International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development & Investment

26-28 April 2017
Quito, Ecuador

Join the global community of leading natural resources attorneys and other professionals at the 14th International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment Special Institute in Quito, Ecuador, organized by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, in cooperation with the International Bar Association Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) and the Latin American Regional Forum (LARF).

Full programme and registration information is available here on the conference website.


6th IEL/SEERIL International Oil and Gas Law Conference

21 – 23 June 2017
Waldorf Hilton, London, England

The IEL first collaborated with the Oil and Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) in 2008, to present a two-day conference on international oil and gas law in London.

Full programme and registration information is available here on the conference website.

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

Published quarterly, the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law is the journal of the SEERIL. Editor Don C Smith and the Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of members of the Academic Advisory Board (AAG) of SEERIL, bring toegther unsurpassed expertise in all areas of energy and natural resources law.

H I G H L I G H T S

Protocol documents

Since 2010, SEERIL's Biennial Conferences have produced a Protocol which have outlined the findings of the conference, and which set the agenda for SEERIL for the years to come. These documents are produced by rapporteurs from all the conference sessions and are discussed in depth on the final day.