Kristen van de Biezenbos
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Faculty of Law
Centre for Corporate Sustainability
Manager, Marketing & Communications
JD Tulane University School of Law, 2010
MFA University of New Orleans, 2007
BA University of Tennesee, 2000
Before joining the Faculty in 2017, Kristen taught energy law and related courses at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Texas Tech University School of Law. She received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2010 and interned for the honorable Judge Lance Africk at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She subsequently had a mixed transactional and litigation practice in New Orleans, focused on offshore energy services, maritime law, and international arbitration. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She also holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee and an M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans.
Kristen is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors for the Tulane Law Review and the Loyola Maritime Law Journal, and is a former trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She currently serves as chair of the Admiralty & Maritime Law section of the American Association of Law Schools.
Kristen is a member of the Bar of Louisiana.
Kristen’s research explores energy law and its local impacts, especially the problems of externalized costs and regulatory gaps. She also writes about energy in context with water law and land use issues, global energy initiatives, international energy transactions, and comparative energy policy. Currently, she is looking into the efficacy of methane regulations, the community-level impacts of geoengineering projects, and the environmental impacts of corporate law.
Areas of Research
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|LAW 653||Directed Research|
|ENMG 301||Electricity Regulation|
|LAW 637||Energy Law|
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 14 McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law. (2019)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 33 Florida State Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law. (2018)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 49 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce. (2018)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 9 George Washington Journal of Energy & Environment Law. (2018)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 92 Tulane Law Review. (2018)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 85 Fordham Law Review. (2017)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. 48 Michigan Journal of Law Reform. (2015)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. in The Palgrave Handbook on Social License to Operate. (2021)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos and Allan Ingelson. in Environmental Law & Policy, 4th ed. (Sara Bagg, Alastair Lucas, et al., eds.). (2020)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. in World Handbook on Energy Law (Tina Hunter, ed.). (2020)
- Kristen van de Biezenbos. in Charterparties: Indemnities, Recourse, and Collaterals (Filippo Lorenzon, Ed.). (2014)
- Haskayne Hour, Univeristy of Calgary Virual Speaker Series. (2020)
- Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Climate Change Scholarship. (2020)
- University of Calgary Environmental Law Society Roundtable. (2020)
- University of Calgary School of Public Policy ReDevelop Conference. (2019)
- Petronas Speakers Series. (2019)
- Public Lands Law Conference. (2019)
- Purdy Crawford Business Law Conference. (2019)
- University of Calgary Junior Scholars Workshop. (2019)
- Canadian Bar Association Section on Natural Resources. (2019)
- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Natural Resources Law Teachers Conference. (2019)
- University of Calgary School of Public Policy Responsible Development of Low-Permeability Hydrocarbon Resources Conference. (2019)
- 5th Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators. (2019)
- 3rd Annual North American Energy Conference. (2019)
- 10th Annual Energy Law Conference. (2019)
In the News
- A Canadian advantage in peril: Why the next federal government will need a plan to double our supply of clean electricity. The Globe & Mail. (2021)
- Maine pipeline co drops lawsuit over city law that blocked oil export. Reuters. (2021)
- Big Oil loses carbon emissions showdown in landmark case. The Globe & Mail. (2021)
- Social Licence and Fossil Fuel Infrastructure. University of Texas. (2019)