Texas Tech School of Law Professor will be Keynote Speaker at ABA Conference

Victoria Sutton, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, will be the keynote speaker for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 16.

The program “Regulation and Policy for 2012 and Beyond – Regulation in a Presidential Election Year” will explore the impact of regulation on regulated industries against the backdrop of election year politics and policy. Sutton will present a history of impact of energy policy on presidential politics and re-elections.

Sutton recently published an article on energy ethics that included research she completed on the President’s ethical obligation to have an energy policy, even when it is not politically popular. She also directs the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, the only center at a U.S. law school to focus solely on issues of law and biodefense, biosecurity and bioterrorism.

The ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, established in 1917, brings together members of the bar interested in the rapidly changing legal environment in the communications, cable TV, internet, electricity, gas, oil pipelines, aviation, motor carriers, railroads and water industries.

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Contact: Celeste Villarreal, communications coordinator, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 249, or celeste.villarreal@ttu.edu.