Associate Professor of Law, University of Houston

Professor Gina S. Warren will be starting at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) this fall, teaching Oil & Gas, Energy Law & Policy, and International Energy Law. Prior to joining the UHLC, she taught Oil & Gas, Energy Law, Climate Change & Energy, and Natural Resources Law at the Texas A&M University School of Law (2011-2016) as well as Energy Law at Duquesne University School of Law (2010-2011). Her research explores the role of policy and regulation in the area of sustainable energy, with a focus on renewable energy, climate change, and distributed generation. Warren has published nearly a dozen scholarly articles on energy-related topics in such prominent journals as the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Nebraska Law Review, and the University of Cologne (Germany) Business Law Journal. Her scholarship has been cited by the Colorado Supreme Court, the Washington Post, and was recently excerpted in a prominent energy textbook, ENERGY LAW AND POLICY (Davies, et al West 2015). She is the incoming chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law. Prior to entering academia, Warren worked as a litigator in energy and utility law for the international law firm of Perkins Coie based in Seattle as well as a litigator in a prominent regional firm, Post & Schell based in Philadelphia. Warren received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona followed by her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. After graduating from Rutgers, Warren completed a clerkship for the Honorable Michael Winkelstein of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • 2011–2016
    Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • 2010–2011
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Law

Education

  • 2004 
    Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • 1996 
    University of Arizona, B.S.

Publications

  • 2015
    Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear: Energy and Climate Impacts of the Marijuana Industry, 40 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 385
  • 2014
    Vanishing Power Lines and Emerging Distributed Generation, 4 Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy 347
  • 2014
    Hydropower: Time For a Small Makeover, 24 Indiana International and Comparative Law Review 249
  • 2013
    Hydropower: It’s a Small World After All, 91 Nebraska Law Review 925
  • 2013
    The Future of Energy: The European and American Approaches – The American Approach, 1 Texas A&M J. of Real Property Law 901
  • 2011
    Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Disclosure: Do We Have a Right to Know?, 3 Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht [KSzW] (Cologne Business Law Journal) 328
  • 2011
    Two Years After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Decision in Belden & Blake Corp. v. Commonwealth Department of Conservation & Natural Resources: The Commonwealth’s Struggle to Protect State Lands, 13 Duquesne Business Law Journal 193
  • 2003
    Prosecutorial Implications of a Victim’s Right to be Heard: Court Upholds Victim's Right to be Heard at Important Criminal Justice Hearings, 34 Rutgers Law Journal 1173