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University of Houston Law Center’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center
Gina S. Warren
George Butler Research Professor of Law
UH Energy Fellow
J.D. Rutgers School of Law
B.S. University of Arizona
Professor Gina S. Warren joined the Law Center in 2016, teaching Energy Law & Policy, International Energy Law, Oil & Gas, and Property. Previously she taught Oil & Gas, Energy Law, Climate Change & Energy, Natural Resources Law, and Civil Procedure at the Texas A&M University School of Law (2011-2016) as well as Energy Law and Civil Procedure at Duquesne University School of Law (2010-2011). She has also taught internationally at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany and in coordination with the University of Guanajuato in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Her research explores the role of policy and regulation in the area of sustainable energy, with a focus on renewable energy, climate change, and distributed generation. Warren has published nearly a dozen scholarly articles on energy-related topics in such prominent journals as the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Nebraska Law Review, the Idaho Law Review, the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, the Duquesne Business Law Journal, the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, the Rutgers Law Journal, and the University of Cologne (Germany) Business Law Journal. Her scholarship has been cited by the Colorado Supreme Court and was showcased by the Washington Post. She was recently excerpted in a prominent energy textbook, "Energy Law and Policy" (Davies, et al West 2015).
She is the current chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law and has served for the last several years on the section's sub-committees. Professor Warren has also served on many other committees and boards in her career, including being the law school representative for the Institute for Energy Law and advisory board member for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Professor Warren was in private practice for several years prior to entering academia. She worked as a litigator in energy and utility law for the international law firm of Perkins Coie based in Seattle, Washington as well as a litigator in a prominent regional firm Post & Schell based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Warren also completed a clerkship for the Honorable Michael Winkelstein of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington.
Oil & Gas
U.S. Energy Law & Policy
International Energy Law