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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

  • Professor Shelley Welton outside on the university's Historic Horseshoe.

Top scholar in energy law

Associate Professor Shelley Welton is taking the field of Energy Law by storm. Among the many articles she has published between 2017-2021, five of them have appeared in top 15 law reviews.

Recent Articles

cover of Boston College Law Review


The Bounds of Energy Law, 62 Boston College Law Review (forthcoming 2021).

Recent Presentations


The Bounds of Energy Law

presented to UCLA Environmental Law Workshop, October 2020 (online)

Rethinking Grid Governance for the Climate Change Era

presented to University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School of Business Legal Scholarship Series, September 2020 (online)

Distributed Energy and Resource Adequacy: What Role for FERC?

presented to University of Texas-Austin Annual Electricity Conference, March 2020 

Decarbonizing Rural America

presented to UC-Davis Workshop on Law & Rurality, February 2019 

Decarbonization and Democracy

presented to 

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Faculty Workshop, March 2019

Ohio State Moritz College of Law Social Governance Colloquium, February 2019

University of Minnesota Law School Faculty Workshop, January 2019

Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship, Columbia Law School, June 2018

Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, May 2018

Recent Media


Entergy resisted upgrading New Orleans' power grid. Residents paid the price (Sept. 22, 2021)

Associated Press
EXPLAINER: Hit by Ida, New Orleans faces weeks without power (Aug. 30, 2021)

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