Monika Ehrman is Associate Professor of Law at OU Law, where she leads the Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy program. She is also a petroleum engineer. After working with Enbridge and Encana, Professor Ehrman pursued a career first in law and then in academia. Please join us as she discusses her career and potential options for petroleum engineers seeking a career change!
Please see Monika's bio below:
MONIKA U. EHRMAN is Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Center (ONE C) at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she leads the oil and gas law program. Her scholarly interests are in the area of oil and gas real property issues, the intersection between law and petroleum technology, and energy policy. Her courses include Oil & Gas Law, International Petroleum Transactions, Energy Negotiations, Property, and Oil & Gas Contracts. She currently teaches in the J.D. and graduate programs at OU Law and in the Executive Energy Management Program at the OU Price College of Business.
Prior to teaching, she served as general counsel of a privately held oil and gas company in Dallas; senior counsel with Pioneer Natural Resources; and associate attorney at Locke Lord LLP. Her practice experience includes oil and gas litigation and energy transactional work. Before law school, Professor Ehrman worked as a petroleum engineer in the upstream, midstream, and pipeline sectors of the energy industry. In addition to her experience with the technical aspects of the industry, she also worked as an analyst in the areas of commodity risk management and energy trading. She is a Trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. She is a delegate on the Educational Advisory Board for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, where she is the 2018 Professor in Residence. Professor Ehrman is the faculty advisor to the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J), published by OU Law. She received her B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta; J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law; and Master’s in Law from Yale Law School.