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.

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


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.

2013 Spring Happy Hour in Austin

TELA and TJOGEL alumni and supporters are invited to attend the 2013 Spring Happy Hour at Six Lounge from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Six Lounge - Tap Room 319 Colorado St. Austin, Texas 78701 RSVPs appreciated - Tom Hillebrand at [email protected]