Texas Tech University

William R. "Billy" Murphy, Jr. Featured Speaker at Energy Law Lecture Series

Allen Ramsey

March 30, 2023

Murphy, CEO of University Lands, will speak to students at Texas Tech University School of Law next week.

William R. “Billy” Murphy, Jr.
William R. “Billy” Murphy, Jr.

WHAT:  Texas Tech University's School of Law hosts William R. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series.

WHEN:  Noon Monday (April 3) 

WHERE:  Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St. The lecture also will be presented virtually via Zoom.

EVENT:  Billy Murphy will present “100 Years of Permian Basin Energy Production and What the Future Holds” at the upcoming Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

Murphy joined University Lands in 2022 as chief executive officer. University Lands manages the surface and mineral interests of 2.1 million acres of land across 19 counties in West Texas for the benefit of the Permanent University Fund. 

Murphy has more than 15 years of experience in land and minerals management, including oil and gas, renewables and low carbon solutions. Prior to joining University Lands, he was vice president and executive officer of King Ranch, Inc. He started his career at Bracewell LLP in its energy transactions group.

Murphy earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech. He and his wife, Margaret, have three children and live in Houston.

Those attending the live lecture or viewing via Zoom are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Blake Groves at blake.groves@ttu.edu for details. 


CONTACT:  Ashley Langdon
Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-7533