A Lunch Discussion with

Marcilynn A. Burke
Acting Assistant Secretary
Land and Minerals Management
U.S. Department of the Interior


Monday, November 21, 2011
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
University of Houston Law Center
Room 240 BLB

On November 21, Marcilynn A. Burke, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior, gave an EENR lunch presentation.  Secretary Burke discussed recent developments in energy policies, including access rights, offshore energy issues and new regulations for onshore leasing on public lands.  You can find her presentation materials here.

As Acting Assistant Secretary, she helps establish Interior policies and provides oversight to the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.  Secretary Burke also oversees management of public lands and resources, including production of federal energy resources from onshore and the Outer Continental Shelf.

Secretary Burke is on leave from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) in Texas, where she is an Associate Professor of Law.  At UHLC, she taught law courses on land use and its management, natural resources, and property. Secretary Burke was previously with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, D.C., and she clerked for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Secretary Burke received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her law degree from Yale Law School where she was an editor for both the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Yale Journal of International Law.