LSU Law Center ‘energizing” program offerings

LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss thinks he’s found a way to deal with some of the state budget cuts that have plagued the higher education community over the past four years.

Weiss is betting on the country’s and the world’s increasing demand for energy to help the law center stay in the black and stay competitive.

Like it or not, the world needs lawyers, Weiss reasons, and why shouldn’t LSU tap into that need, especially being located in an energy-producing state?

So Weiss asked for, and was granted permission from the state this year to create the law school’s new Energy Law Center specializing in training lawyers in all matters of energy law.

The International Energy Agency estimates that world energy demand will increase by one-third by 2035, kick starting the formation of new and expanded segments of the energy industry.