Lake Charles, Louisiana native Grant Armentor is a third year law student at South Texas College of Law Houston and is in the top two percent of his class.
He earned a BS in Finance from Louisiana State University prior to coming to Houston where he has been taking mineral law courses. He is also a research assistant for College of Law.
In addition to course work, he has been active in leadership roles for the Oil and Gas Law Society and editor of the Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Institute Energy Newsletter.
This past summer he served as a summer associate with Haynes and Boone, LLP’s Energy Group Practice.
In his application, Grant wrote: “Being located in Houston, one of the world’s major hubs for energy practice, I have a perfect opportunity to contribute to the energy and natural resources law field. My determination to succeed, my aspiration to achieve my career goals, and my acquired education of energy law at STCL will provide me with the tools necessary to leave a positive impact in the field of energy law.”
Grant didn’t necessarily start out to be a lawyer but his interest in oil and gas began while in high school when he worked for his father’s business which involved pressure washing oil and gas equipment, sand blasting paint off motorized pumps and disassembling greasy equipment. Not only did it pique his interest in oil and gas, it helped develop perseverance — plus his parents instilled in him how hard work could help get him to his goal. His decision to pursue a career in law came in his junior year as an undergraduate and, taking a leap of faith, he opted to study law. He intends, once employed, to pay it forward “so that future students may also have an opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming an energy lawyer.”