About the KBH Energy Center

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business (KBH Energy Center) mission is to be the pre-eminent energy center at the intersection of energy, policy, law and business. As a joint endeavor of the University of Texas School of Law and the McCombs School of Business, the KBH Center will achieve this mission by leveraging the resources and talents of the two schools and by collaborating with the many other schools, centers and areas of study that comprise the unparalleled collection of energy-related talent, expertise and knowledge at the University of Texas.

KBH Energy Center Goals

Strengthen Education

Strengthen the business and legal education of future leaders in the energy industry.

Foster Communication

Convene leaders and experts for discussion, study and analysis of the business, economic and legal issues surrounding the production, transportation, distribution, and consumption of energy.

Facilitate Networks

Create professional networks for effective collaboration among energy professionals, scholars, and government officials, and connect University of Texas students to such networks.

Premier Classroom Experience

The School of Law and the McCombs School of Business offer a number of innovative courses designed to prepare students to succeed in the energy center. A key component of the curriculum is the opportunity to work alongside distinguished faculty and graduate students from other disciplines. Interdisciplinary courses co-taught by professors from the schools of law, business, geosciences, engineering, and marine sciences are offered every semester.


The KBH Energy Center hosts distinguished lectures, conferences, and symposia related to energy.