2013-2014 Officers

  • President: Charlie Pendergraft
  • Vice President: Erik Avots
  • Treasurer: Rebekah Wendt
  • Secretary: Nicholas Pierce

2013-2014 Faculty Advisors:

Professor Hester teaches environmental law and emerging technology courses at the University of Houston Law Center, and he directs its Environment, Energy and Natural Resource (EENR) Center. His research focuses on the innovative application of environmental laws to emerging technologies and risks, such as climate engineering, nanotechnologies, genetic modification, wind and other renewable power projects, and on novel compliance and liability issues. Prior to joining the University of Houston Law Center, Prof. Hester served as a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani LLP for sixteen years and led the Houston office's environmental group. He has previously taught classes on Environmental Law, Climate Change Liability and Litigation, Emerging Technologies and Environmental Law, Advanced Hazardous Waste Law, and Practice of Environmental Law. 

As Director of the EENR Center, Prof. Hester coordinates adjunct faculty courses on energy and environmental law in the University of Houston Law Center’s program. He also directs the EENR Speaker Series, which annually draws top speakers on energy and environmental topics to the University of Houston campus