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Christopher Kuhman, L’19, Named Energy Fellow

10/18/2017  - 

Christopher Kuhman, L'19, will be the 2017-18 MCELP Energy Law Research Student Fellow.

“I have built my career around the energy sector,” said Mr. Kuhman, “and I am honored to have been chosen to participate in a program that will allow me to expand my business and engineering experience within a legal framework.”

With a significant background in the energy sector, Mr. Kuhman was an obvious candidate for the fellowship, which was created in 2015 by the Midwest Center for Energy Law and Policy at Capital University Law School (MCELP) and Capital’s Energy Law and Policy Program.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas. A part-time, evening student, he currently works as an engineer for Columbia Gas of Ohio. He has also worked as a hydraulic fracturing engineer for Halliburton Energy Services and in investment banking, servicing the energy sector.

The fellowship trains a Capital J.D. student to be an expert in energy law and policy, by using interdisciplinary methods to help understand how this domestic industry is shaped by broader trends in energy markets.

Mr. Kuhman will work under the supervision of Dr. Fenner Stewart, MCELP’s Director of Academic Affairs, to manage the day-to-day operations of the Center. Mr. Kuhman will also help design and facilitate academic, curricular, and research projects with the Center’s affiliated faculty.

MCELP promotes the study of Ohio’s energy laws and regulation. It also functions as a forum for discussion about how to balance the demand for energy resources and its associated economic benefits with the demand to reduce the environmental effects of such activities.

The MCELP Energy Law Research Student Fellow is a paid annual position. The ideal candidate is an elite second- or third-year J.D. student, who possesses solid written communication skills and some experience in the energy sector.

“I am looking forward to assisting with the programs research while helping to expand Capital’s national energy law profile,” said Mr. Kuhman.