IEL Membership

Membership Details

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IEL membership comes in various categories, some available only to individuals, some to firms and corporations, and others to academic, government or other non-profit institutions.  Except for the entry-level membership for individual young professionals, all members receive these benefits:

  • One or more Advisory Board representatives
  • Free attendance for each Advisory Board representative at the Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference
  • Free attendance for each Advisory Board representative and a guest at the reception and dinner on the eve of the Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference
  • Member discount (≈20%) at other IEL programs
  • If qualified, the right to appear on the IEL Energy Arbitrators List;
  • 10% discount on IEL/Matthew Bender publications: the Oil & Gas Reporter and Proceedings of the Institute on Oil & Gas Law
  • Free subscription to the IEL’s newsletter, the Energy Law Advisor

Corporation / Firm / Organization Membership Levels

Sustaining Membership - $6,000 Annual Dues

  • Eight Advisory Board representatives (two under 40)
  • The right to designate up to four additional Advisory Board members under 40 for $300 each
  • The right to designate an unlimited number of additional Advisory Board representatives for $500 each
  • All employees entitled to member discount at IEL programs
  • Recognition as a Sustaining Member in publications

Supporting Membership - $3,500 Annual Dues

  • Four Advisory Board representatives (one under 40)
  • The right to designate up to two additional Advisory Board members under 40 for $300 each
  • All employees entitled to member discount at IEL programs
  • Recognition as a Supporting Member in publications

Sponsoring Membership - $1,000 Annual Dues

  • One Advisory Board representative
  • Choice of appearing in membership lists by firm name or individual name
  • Recognition as a Sponsoring Member in publications

Academic / Government / Non-profit Membership - $395 Annual Dues

  • Available to universities, government agencies, judicial and arbitral institutions, non-profit corporations and full time employees of such organizations
  • One Advisory Board representative
  • Recognition as an Academic/Government/Non-Profit Member in publication

Law School Membership - Free (By Invitation Only)

  • Available by invitation to law schools with a substantial energy law curriculum
  • One Advisory Board representative
  • Free attendance for two students at all IEL programs and member discounts at co-sponsored programs
  • Recognition as a Law School Member in publications
  • Interested schools should contact the IEL Director for further details

Individual Membership Levels

Sponsoring Membership - $1,000 Annual Dues

  • One Advisory Board representative
  • Choice of appearing in membership lists by firm name or individual name
  • Recognition as a Sponsoring Member in publications

Associate Membership - $650 Annual Dues

  • Member is Advisory Board representative
  • Appears in membership lists under member’s name
  • Recognition as an Associate Member in publications

Academic / Government / Non-profit Membership - $395 Annual Dues

  • Available to universities, government agencies, judicial and arbitral institutions, non-profit corporations and full time employees of such organizations
  • One Advisory Board representative
  • Recognition as an Academic / Government / Non-Profit Member in publication

Young Energy Professional Membership - $75 Annual Dues (individuals under 40)

  • Membership of the Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee (but not the Advisory Board)
  • Membership discount at all IEL and Young Energy Professional programs and events