Faculty Highlight: Tara Righetti

Professor Tara Righetti is serving as an invited speaker at the annual Arkansas Law Review Symposium this Friday, October 27, 2017.Righetti-pic-2

Hosted in conjunction with the University of Arkansas School of Law and the Arkansas Law Review, the Symposium is designed to explore an area of the law from many perspectives. Guest scholars from institutions around the nation are invited to participate in panel discussions and contribute to the symposium issue of the Arkansas Law Review. This year’s Symposium is entitled Environmental Sustainability and Private Governance.

An Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming, Righetti teaches courses related to oil and gas, energy and commercial law for the College of Law. She teaches additional courses for the College of Business as well as the School of Energy Resources where she serves as the Director of the Professional Land Management Program. Her research interests include split estates, royalty payments, subsurface trespass and energy development on public land. Prior to joining the University of Wyoming, Righetti served in counsel and executive management positions in the oil and gas industry where she represented clients in oil and gas, corporate, securities, commercial, mergers and acquisitions and environmental matters.

With her experience and expertise in the energy industry, Professor Righetti will be serving on a panel exploring energy and climate change at the Symposium. Additionally, she will be contributing an article to the Symposium Edition of the Arkansas Law Review about surface use agreements as a vehicle for private environmental governance (publication forthcoming).

The panel, as well as the rest of the Symposium is available to watch via live stream or after the conclusion of the event on the Arkansas Law Review Symposium webpage.