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February 9, 2007

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or kfortune@law.utexas.edu.
Event Contact: Hilarie Link, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, 214-808-5262, www.tjogel.org.

Oil and Gas Law Week Features Career Fair, Symposium & Banquet, Feb. 14–16

Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law to Honor Former Exxon General Counsel C. Kenneth Roberts

AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law at The University of Texas School of Law is hosting Oil and Gas Law Week 2007 on Feb. 14–16.

Events include a career fair in the Law School’s Susman Godfrey Atrium, the Second Annual Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law CLE Symposium titled “Emerging Energy Technologies,” in the Eidman Courtroom, and a banquet honoring C. Kenneth Roberts as this year’s recipient of the Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roberts graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1951 and received his master of law from UT in 1953. Following service with the U.S. Army, he joined Exxon Co. He became the vice president and general counsel of Exxon Corp. in Dallas, retiring in 1995.

Roberts has served as chairman of API’s General Committee on Law, a director of Landmark Legal Foundation, and a board member of the Institute on Court Management and the National Center for State Courts. He has served on the Board of Visitors of Stanford University and The University of Texas law schools. He is a member of the Association of General Counsel, and a member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association. In 1993, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association.

All UT Law students and faculty are invited to participate in the career fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and to register to attend the CLE Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, and Friday, Feb. 16, in the Eidman Courtroom. They are also invited to purchase tickets for $50 each for the banquet, which will be held at Under the Oaks in the Thompson Conference Center. More information, including registration forms, is online at www.tjogel.org.