EMLF General Fund Scholarship recipient and Denver native Marissa Del Turco is a first-generation college graduate paying her own way through law school. She’s in her third year at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University (LSU).
Since she’s been old enough to work, Del Turco was drawn to jobs related to law and government, intent on pursuing a career in law. Upon discovering natural resource law, Del Turco found her path and passion. She said she’s been taking advantage of every class and organization related to energy and natural resources LSU has to offer.
“I want to work on industrial issues such as energy, oil and gas, natural resources, and environmental issues,” Del Turco said. “I am interested in these practices because they are constantly evolving and presenting challenges.”
LSU Professor Keith Hall recommended Del Turco as an “intelligent and motivated” student who wrote an impressive article for LSU’s Journal of Energy Law and Resources. The article “evaluates jurisdictional issues arising from FERC Order 841, which requires Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators to allow energy storage facilities to compete in wholesale electricity markets,” Hall said.
“Marisa is a fine student, a scholar in the making, and her considerable determination and good humor will make her a fine lawyer,” LSU Professor Joseph Bockrath wrote in his recommendation. “I would be very surprised if you could find a more worthy recipient of the EMLF Scholarship.”