The Oil & Gas Law Society is designed to expose first-year law students to the energy legal community so that they can explore the various career paths and academic issues related to the energy practice. The Society helps second and third year students with an identified interest in energy law target specific career paths and industry practitioners who can help them jump-start a future career without the added obligations of editing requirements.

Students join the Society to interact socially with the board members and staff editors of TJOGEL, renowned faculty advisors, and a professional board of advisors comprised of the most distinguished oil & gas practitioners in the State of Texas. Society members receive the same networking opportunities as TJOGEL editors, with the added benefit of a pre-selection spring application process allowing them to become TJOGEL staff editors without the summer write-on requirement.


Roundtable Luncheons

Each month, the Journal brings speakers to the law school to have lunch and discuss energy topics with TJOGEL members. Last fall the Journal hosted former Houston Mayor, Bill White, at a roundtable luncheon.

Networking Events

The Journal hosts several happy hours each year in Austin and other major Texas cities. The happy hours serve as a valuable networking opportunity for students and industry professionals.

Career Panels

The Journal hosts two career panels each year. We invite attorneys and industry professionals to speak to students about how to best position themselves to take advantage of career opportunities within the energy industry.


Each spring, TJOGEL hosts its annual Energy Law Symposium. In 2014, over 300 students and attorneys attended the two-day event.

Spring Banquet

Honor distinguished guest with Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award.

Taco Tuesdays

Weekly breakfast tacos in the Journal Office.

Outline Database

Access to TJOGEL outline database.


To join, place your contact information  (your first and last name, email address, phone number, year in law school and t-shirt size) and a check for $75.00 made payable to Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, & Energy Law in an envelope and title it:
TJOGEL – Law Society
ATTN: Beau Gould
Drop off your envelope at either the TJOGEL mail box at the Communications Desk in the Law School or the TJOGEL Office located at TNH room 4.133

Use the following form to request additional information.