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Wayne Christian Featured Speaker for Energy Law Lecture Series

George Watson

March 8, 2018

The commissioner of the Texas Railroad Commission will discuss oil and gas regulations on the Texas Tech campus.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series

WHEN: Noon Monday (March 19)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St.

Wayne Christian
Wayne Christian

EVENT: Wayne Christian, Commissioner for the Texas Railroad Commission, will be the featured speaker for the Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series on Monday (March 19). He will discuss “The Importance of Oil & Gas Regulations on the State, National and Global Levels.”

Christian was elected to join the Railroad Commission of Texas in November 2016. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1973. After college, he found success in the music industry with his country/gospel band, the Mercy River Boys, and was a finalist for a Grammy Award in 1979.

In 1987, after gaining valuable experience in business, banking and real estate, Christian opened Wayne Christian Financial and has been named a three-time AIG top advisor.

In 1996, Christian was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. During his time in the House, Christian served as vice-chairman of regulated industries and as a multi-term member of the Energy Resource Committee. On these committees, he had direct oversight of the Railroad Commission and accumulated a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations.

A live webcast of the lecture can be viewed online.

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

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CONTACT: Ashley Langdon, assistant dean of alumni relations and communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7533 or ashley.langdon@ttu.edu


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