Welcome to the Texas Energy Law Association

The Texas Energy Law Association (“TELA”) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports, promotes, and encourages legal education, research, and writing in the area of energy law. As an alumni association for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law at the University of Texas (“TJOGEL”), the primary focus of TELA is to act as an advisory and support resource to TJOGEL and its members.

Join the Smith Circle

Professor Ernest Smith and his wife, Paula, have generously comitted to match contributions to TELA up to $20,000. Donate now and join the Smith Circle to help create an endowment to support the Journal and fund scholarships for TJOGEL editors. Click Here to Donate →

TELA Featured in Texas Law Magazine

The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, a student-edited journal devoted to promoting scholarship in the legal energy field, launched five years ago. Read More →

Ernest E. Smith, UT School of Law

"With the upsurge of new technologies, the emerging interest in renewables, and the need to develop resources in a sustainable way, these recent graduates are going to shape the future in ways we can’t yet imagine.”

Recent Updates

Mar20

2014-2015 Energy Law Scholarship Competiton

The University of Texas School of Law and the Texas Energy Law Association (“TELA”) are pleased to offer scholarships to rising 2L and 3L students at UT Law with a demonstrated interest in energy law.  UT Law and TELA will award at least two scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarship recipients will be announced on April 2, 2014. Recipients will be recognized at the TJOGEL/TELA Spring Happy Hour on April 3, 2014 (visit the TJOGEL website for April 3rd Happy Hour time and location). For more information, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/energy/news/2014-2015-ut-lawtela-scholarships/
Feb16

2014 TELA Houston Happy Hour

Join TELA for a happy hour gathering in Houston -- Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Little Woodrows (720 Shepherd Drive, Houston, Texas 77007).  Appetizers will be provided courtesy of Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.