Energy Law Center approved

The Board of Regents approved a measure creating an Energy Law Center at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Wednesday’s meeting.

The center gives students an opportunity to earn a Juris Doctorate or a Master of Laws degree in energy, and will be made possible by a $600,000 private donation in addition to $400,000 in state funds. In three years, the program should be completely phased in, according to Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss.

Weiss said the center will directly correlate with the state’s energy economy.