Frédéric G. Sourgens is the James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law at Tulane Law School and Director of the Tulane Center for Energy Law.
He joined the Tulane Law Faculty in 2023. Prior to teaching at Tulane, Sourgens served as the Senator Robert J. Dole Distinguished Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law.
Sourgens is the co-lead investigator with OPEC’s General Legal Counsel, Leonardo Sempértegui of the energy transition policy and regulatory briefs project for the Organization of Petroleum Producing States (OPEC). He is the Chair of the Southwest Institute for International and Comparative Law and a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Academic Outreach Committee for the Institute for Energy Law.
Sourgens is active in the governance of the American Society of International Law, where he currently serves a three-year term on its executive council. He holds multiple editorial appointments including Editor-in-Chief of Oxford University Press' Investment Claims reporter of international arbitral awards between states and foreign investors and serving on the editorial boards of the Brill Research Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration as well as the American Review of International Arbitration (Columbia University School of Law).
Before entering academia, Sourgens practiced law at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Houston (now Norton Rose Fulbright) and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in Washington DC (now Milbank).
- Candidatus Magisterii, University of Oslo, 2000
- M.A., University of York (UK), 2003
- J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2005
- PhD in Law, magna cum laude, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University (Frankfurt am Main), 2022
OGEL Call for Papers: Special Issue on International Energy and Investment Law Implications of the US Inflation Reduction Act
TDM Special Issue prepared Elizabeth Whitsitt, Devin Bray, Julien Chaisse, Tomoko Ishikawa, Joongi Kim, Stephanie Forrest, and Frédéric Sourgens:
TDM 5 (2019) Special Issue on the "Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)"