James Anderson, from Monroe, La., is in his third year at Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. His undergrad professor’s interest in the environment and sustainable energy prompted Anderson’s interest in energy and its effect on our economy, environment, and decision-making in government agencies.
Classes in Mineral Rights and International Petroleum Transactions helped him find his niche.
“I knew that energy law was the field that I was most engaged in, specifically the oil and gas sector of energy law. The International Petroleum Transactions class was especially intriguing to me, and throughout the semester I realized that I wanted to pursue a career on the transactional side of oil and gas,” Anderson said. “This field will allow me to pursue my interest in energy use and its consequences in combination with my interest in the oil and gas sector.”
Anderson got an “enthusiastic” endorsement from LSU Professor Keith B. Hall, who personally recommended that James apply for the scholarship.
“James is extremely interested in energy and natural resources law,” Hall said. “He has spoken to me about energy law issues outside of class and demonstrated a strong interest in these subjects.”
Attorney G. Mennon Campbell, Jr. recommended Anderson after two years as his employer.
“James’ duties at our firm initially were that of a traditional runner; however, with his unmatched work ethic and desire to learn, we continually added to his duties at the firm, including that of research assistant. There was no task, big or small, from which James ever shied away.” Campbell said. “He required very little direction and persevered when presented with any obstacle-traits that will serve him well in his career as an attorney.”