The Institute for Energy Law Announces 2023 Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition Winner
The 2023 winner of the Institute for Energy Law’s Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition is Harry Phillips. Harry is a third-year student at Tulane University Law School. He will join the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP in the Fall of 2023 before clerking for The Honorable Jay C. Zainey of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in the Fall of 2024. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Mississippi and is a Captain in the Louisiana Army National Guard.
His winning paper is entitled The Inflation Reduction Act and WTO Obligations: Forecasting a Turbulent Future for American Wind Energy Initiatives. The paper will be published in the Institute for Energy Law’s Proceedings of the 74th Annual Institute on Energy Law.
Harry received a $2,500 prize for winning the competition.
Other finalists this year included:
- Alison Dietze of Georgetown University Law Center with the paper From Waste to Energy: Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas in the United States
- Angelyn Gemmen from West Virginia University College of Law with the paper Turbulent Times: The Environmental Impact of Wind Energy
- Alex Thompson from SMU Dedman School of Law with the paper One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s … Cryptocurrency? How Capturing Flared Gas to Mine Bitcoin Can Solve Multiple Environmental and Policy Issues
- Graham Vert of Georgetown University Law Center with the paper White Oil: The Thacker Pass Mine and the Future of American Lithium Production