Your membership is vital to sustaining the quality programs and publications you’ve come to depend on.

Become an Annual Member today and join our growing network of individuals, law firms, companies, government agencies, and organizations dedicated to supporting legal scholarship in the natural resources and energy law community. Your membership not only entitles you to the benefits and publications described below, it allows the Foundation, a non-profit organization, to continue to provide high-quality oil & gas, mining, renewable energy, public lands, water, environmental, and international law programs, publications, and legal scholarship at an affordable price.


Join the other companies and firms who have taken advantage of our new Sustaining Membership. This membership includes all company employees, two complimentary registrations to the Annual Institute, recognition on our website and in the Annual Institute and Special Institute materials, all of your members names in the Membership Directory, and free access for the entire firm or company to the Foundation’s Digital Library that includes over 5,000 articles dealing with all aspects of natural resources and energy law.

Become an Annual Member <<< Click here to apply for membership. Or you can download a printable membership form.

Benefits to Annual Members

  • Discounted registration to the 70th Annual Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The discount for an Individual Member verses a Nonmember is larger than the price of an Individual Membership and even larger values are available for Organizational Members that take advantage of their available discounts! 
  • Discounts on registration fees for Special Institutes, Short Courses, workshops, webinars, and other programs
  • Discounts on the price of our Online Natural Resources Education CLE and CPE videos and related materials
  • Discounts on many Foundation publications and audio recordings, including the Proceedings of the Annual Institutes
  • Discounts on job postings in the Foundation’s Career Center (internship postings are free)
  • Access to the Members-Only area of our website
  • Opportunities for involvement on committees and in other leadership roles

Free to Annual Members

  • The Foundation Journal for Natural Resources and Energy Law – 2 electronic issues per year with original articles, selected reprints, an annual oil & gas law update, and topical reading lists
  • Mineral and Energy Law Newsletter – 4 electronic issues per year covering judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in oil & gas, mining law, and renewable energy law in 27 states and Canada; also includes federal courts and agencies, Congress, and environmental issues
  • Water Law Newsletter – 3 electronic issues per year covering judicial, statutory, and legislative developments in water law and water rights at federal, state, and local levels; includes coverage of 26 states, federal water quality, and federal reserved water rights
  • Webinars and CLE – From time-to-time throughout the year, the Foundation offers webinars and related CLE on timely topics presented by expert panels that are free to members
  • Natural Resources Law Network E-newsletter – periodic newsletter providing short, timely pieces on legal issues of interest and highlights of past programs, members, and other Foundation activities 
  • Membership Directory – With alphabetical, geographical, and email listings, provided mid-year in electronic format to those listed on the membership, along with a searchable Directory in the Members Only area of our website



Organization Membership Categories

Sustaining Membership (Digital Library included!)  $6,500

For firms and companies that choose to support the Foundation at a higher level, additional benefits include: two complimentary registrations to the Annual Institute, recognition on our website and in Annual Institute materials, recognition in all Special Institute materials, and unlimited listings in the Membership Directory. Sustaining Members also receive free access to the Foundation’s Online Digital Library.

Law Firm, Corporation, Government Agency, or Other Entity Membership

Various membership levels are available based on the number of legal and other professionals included on the membership and entitled to member benefits.

  • Participating Membership (1-3 persons): $995
  • Supporting Membership (4-9 persons): $1,995
  • Contributing Membership (10-15 persons): $2,995
  • Unlimited Membership (16+ persons): $4,495

Nonprofit Organization (Unlimited) Membership – $495

Includes all full-time staff at a nonprofit (IRS tax-exempt) organization.  

University (Faculty) Membership – $495

Includes all full-time faculty at a law school (adjunct faculty generally are not eligible). The institution’s faculty and libraries may also purchase publications of the Foundation at special educational prices.

Individual Membership Categories

Benefits accrue only to the individual. Law firms, companies, agencies, and other organizations are not eligible for Individual Memberships.

Individual Membership – $495

All the benefits of membership on an individual basis.

Individual Government/Nonprofit Membership – $400

For a single employee of a government agency or non-profit (IRS tax-exempt) organization.

New Professional Membership – $150

A New Professional Membership is ONLY $150 PER YEAR, and New Professional Members can attend the Annual Institute and most Special Institutes for only $100.  An individual lawyer is eligible for a New Professional Membership in the year of graduation from law school and for each of the next four years. Non-lawyer natural resources professionals (such as landmen, analysts, environmental engineers, or petroleum engineers) are eligible in the year they are qualified to practice in their natural resources field and for each of the next four years. Join in the year of graduation or qualification, and the first year of membership continues until the end of the following year. For example, if an individual graduates from law school in May 2023, his or her membership continues through December 31, 2023, and may be renewed through December 2027 at the New Professional Membership rate! 

Senior Membership – $130

For individuals who are fully retired yet wish to continue to participate in Foundation activities.

Student Membership (FREE!) – $0

For full-time law students and landman students. Students must provide proof of full-time student status by providing a transcript or class schedule showing classes and hours. 

Latin American Individual Membership – $100

For natural resources professionals who are new to the Foundation and reside in Mexico, Central America, or South America, and interested in joining the Foundation at the individual level. 

Become an Annual Member <<< Click here to apply for membership. Or you can download a printable membership form. 

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