Texas Tech University

Bernard Weinstein Featured Speaker for Energy Law Lecture Series

George Watson

February 21, 2019

The event at the Texas Tech School of Law will feature the associate director for the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host Bernard L. Weinstein, associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute and an adjunct professor of business economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU), as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series.

WHEN: Noon Tuesday (Feb. 26)

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

EVENT: Bernard L. Weinstein is the associate director for the SMU Maguire Energy Institute, which encourages the study of management, marketing and policy issues related to the energy industry. Weinstein will discuss "Why We'll Always Need Fossil Fuels," as the featured speaker for this month's Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

Weinstein studied public administration at Dartmouth College and received his bachelor's degree in 1963. After a year of study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he began graduate work in economics at Columbia University, receiving his master's degree in 1966 and a doctorate in 1973.

He has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the State University of New York, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas. He has been a research associate with the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the Gray Institute in Beaumont. He also worked for several U.S. government agencies, including the President's Commission on School Finance, the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission.

He was director of federal affairs for the Southern Growth Policies Board from 1978 to 1980 and served as director of the Task Force on the Southern Economy of the 1980 Commission on the Future of the South. From 1984 to 1987 he was chairman of the Texas Economic Policy Advisory Council, and from 1987 to 1988 he served as visiting scholar with the Sunbelt Institute in Washington, D.C. He is currently a panelist with the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast.

He is a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association for Business Economics, and since 1991 has served on the board of directors of Beal Financial Corporation. From 2011 to 2014 he was a fellow with the George W. Bush Institute, and he is currently an associate of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU and a Fellow of Goodenough College in London.

Those attending the event are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Sandy James at sandy.james@ttu.edu for details.

Those unable to attend the lecture can watch a live webcast online.