Houston Lawyer article highlights UHLC research

Center for U.S. and Mexican Law examines legal issues in Gulf energy development

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Dec. 21, 2012 – A research project under way by the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center prompted a feature article in The Houston Lawyer on Gulf of Mexico energy development.

The article in the November-December edition was written by two leaders of the research project, Miriam Grunstein, a professor at CIDE University in Mexico City, and Richard McLaughlin, Endowed Chair for Marine Policy and Law at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. The third co-author is Luis Anastacio Gutierrez, a recent Law Center graduate who has worked on Gulf of Mexico issues as a legal intern at the Mexican foreign ministry. The research project is a collaborative effort between the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law and the Harte Research Institute.

The article and the Center's research examine the complex, and oftentimes conflicting, legal issues involved in transboundary oil and gas development in the Gulf. The Center's goal is to identify potential areas of regulatory conflict that could endanger the environment of the Gulf of Mexico, a vast resource that is shared by the United States, Mexico and other neighbors.

The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law was founded in June under the directorship of Stephen Zamora, Leonard B. Rosenberg Professor of Law.

Read the Houston Lawyer article here.

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