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Aug. 11, 2003

SMU Professor Elected President Of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

DALLAS (SMU) --The trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation have elected SMU Dedman School of Law Professor John S. Lowe its 50th president.

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is an educational institution dedicated to the study of the legal system and issues affecting mineral, water and public-lands resources. Its members include 31 law schools, 13 bar associations, and 20 mining, oil and gas associations from around the world.

A former trustee of the foundation, Lowe will serve as president for the next year. At SMU, he holds the title of George W. Hutchison Professor of Energy Law and also is an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

In addition, Lowe is a former chair of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law of the American Bar Association and a current vice chair of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law (formerly known as the Southwestern Legal Foundation). He is a member of Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas bar associations, has written more than 50 books and law journal articles, frequently testifies as an expert witness in resource disputes and is a member of the arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association and the CPR Institute for Dispute.

Lowe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Denison University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a master's of law degree from Harvard University.