Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Jon Wellinghoff to Speak at UNLV Law

October 11, 2017

LAS VEGAS – The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law welcomes Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), internationally recognized energy law attorney, and clean tech energy expert on Thursday, October 12. Mr. Wellinghoff will present "The Future of Renewable Energy in Nevada: Public Policy and the Nevada Energy Choice Initiative" in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court on the main UNLV Campus at 12 p.m.

The longest serving chair of the FERC, Mr. Wellinghoff was first nominated to be a FERC Commissioner in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He was reappointed to the Commission in 2008, and, in March of 2009, he was named Chairman by President Barack Obama. He served as chair until November 2013. Mr. Wellinghoff has over 40 years of leadership experience in federal, state, and local energy policy, regulation, and project development. 

This lecture is open to the public, though seating is limited, and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A campus map and parking options can be viewed here

Established in 1998, the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has nearly 400 students and offers three juris doctor degree programs: a full-time day program, a part-time day program, and a part-time evening program. The school also offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Gaming Law and Regulation and three dual degree programs: the J.D./MBA, J.D./M.S.W., and J.D./Ph.D. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. For more information about UNLV Law, please visit and stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.