Todd Staples Featured as Speaker for Energy Law Lecture Series

The president of the Texas Oil & Natural Gas Association will speak to students at the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Todd Staples

Todd Staples

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Natural Gas Association (TXOGA), in the first installment of its Energy Law Lecture Series for the fall semester.

WHEN: Noon Monday (Sept. 25)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Natural Gas Association (TXOGA), will be the kickoff speaker for the Texas Tech School of Law’s Energy Law Lecture Series for 2017-2018. Staples will discuss “The Texas Oil & Natural Gas Industry – Why It’s Important to You. Why It Needs You.”

Staples was named president of the TXOGA in November 2014.  As president of the state’s oldest and largest trade association, he is focused on expanding TXOGA’s presence as the go-to source for reliable and credible oil and gas information. In order to continue a positive jobs and growth environment at the Texas Capitol, TXOGA must be a modern-day voice for the industry. 

Prior to TXOGA, Staples served as Texas Agriculture Commissioner, winning two statewide elections.  He also served with distinction in the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives. 

A live webcast of the lecture can be seen online.

Those attending the event are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Erica Lux at for details.

CONTACT: Ashley Langdon, assistant dean for alumni relations and communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7533 or


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