University of Houston Law Center Professor Jacqueline L. Weaver has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach and conduct a seminar at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law and a recognized expert on energy law, will be teaching oil and gas law from a Western perspective. During her two-week tenure over Spring Break, she also will lead a seminar and work with the faculty to build its new LL.M. program, particularly as it pertains to writing theses.
KIMEP, the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, is a private, non-profit university with a North American-style degree curriculum. The law school dean is American and most classes are taught in English.
On a personal note, Weaver will get a chance to see her son, Kenyon, an energy attorney with the firm of SNR Denton in Almaty, and her daughter-in-law, Susannah, who has taught legal research and writing at KIMEP law school. She will also be able to visit with an alumnus of the Law Center, Almas Zhaiylgan, who received his LL.M. in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources from the Law Center in 2005 and is now a partner in the SNR Denton office.