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2011 Energy Law Symposium
New Energy Development - view on YouTube
Moderator: Lindsay Harris
Professor Marcilynn Burke
Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Dept. of the Interior University of Houston Law Center (on leave)
The New Energy Frontier
Marcilynn A. Burke was designated by President Barack Obama as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management (ASLM) at the U.S. Department of the Interior on July 29, 2011.
Before becoming the Acting ASLM, Burke served as the BLM's Deputy Director for Programs and Policy. To serve in these positions in the Department, she has taken a leave of absence from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) in Texas, where she is an Associate Professor of Law. At UHLC she teaches courses in property law, land use law, and laws governing the management of Federal lands/natural resources. Her research highlights the socio-economic impacts of those laws on private property.
At UHLC Burke also served as one of the co-directors for UHLC's Center for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources. Before joining the faculty at UHLC, she served as a visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, N.J., and subsequently, at the Seattle University School of Law for its "Summer in Alaska" program. In the Summer in Alaska program, Burke taught a courses in natural resources law with an emphasis on Alaska's unique resources and impacts to Native Alaskans. Burke previously practiced law with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, D.C. At the firm she focused on environmental law, antitrust, and civil and criminal litigation. Upon graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Burke received her bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was an editor for both the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Yale Journal of International Law.