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September 3, 2002


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DALLAS (SMU) -- John S. Lowe, the George W. Hutchison Professor of Energy Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, has been elected vice president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is an educational institution dedicated to the study of the legal system and issues affecting mineral and water resources. The foundation is a cooperative project of 31 law schools; 13 bar associations, including the State Bar of Texas; and 20 mining and oil and gas associations.

Lowe, a former chair of the section of the Environmental, Energy and Resources law of the American Bar Association and author of numerous articles and books on oil and gas law, will become the 50th president of the foundation in 2003.

Lowe teaches oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts, international petroleum contracts, and property law. In addition to teaching at SMU, Lowe is an honorary lecturer and principal researcher at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Before coming to SMU, Lowe was a professor of law and associate director of the National Energy Law & Policy Institute at the University of Tulsa.

He received his law degree from Harvard University.