Apply online or download the Membership application
and fax the completed form to 859.226.0485 or mail to
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
3070 Lake Crest Circle, Suite 400-328
Lexington, Kentucky 40513

Please check this list to see if you work for one of the EMLF’s sustaining members.  If you do, all you need to do is use the membership category on this form specifically for existing sustaining members to send us your information and you will be added to the EMLF membership. All employees of a sustaining member are covered by its membership.


The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is a national nonprofit educational organization that fosters the study of the laws and regulations related to natural resource development and energy use. The Foundation is an Accredited Provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education programs, AAPL and other professional organizations. EMLF provides opportunities for professional development through committee participation, program planning, public speaking and publishing of original work. We invite you to join the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and support its goals:

  • Achieve continued excellence in natural resources and energy law education;
  • Expand the field of individuals and corporations who identify the Foundation as a primary focus for their participation in natural resources and energy education, dialogue and dissemination of information;
  • Support the scholarly development of natural resources and energy law through grants, awards, and scholarships for law students, law teaching, and scholarly writing; and
  • Promote high standards of integrity and professionalism and encourage collegial relations among legal practitioners and professionals in the natural resources and energy sectors.

Membership in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is open to anyone who is concerned with issues pertaining to the energy industry. Our members include law firms, consulting firms, utilities, mineral companies, trade and professional associations, individual attorneys, industry executives, law schools and law students.

There are several levels of membership for those wanting to join EMLF.  We have two corporate levels of membership:  Sustaining and Supporting.  A Sustaining Membership, with dues of $2200, covers all of a firm or company’s employees.  The firm is requested to send a list of the individuals it wants included in the Directory.  A Supporting Membership requires dues of $1100 and entitles a firm or company to designate three employees as members.

Individuals and select organizations, such as law schools or professional associations, would fall under the category of either a Contributing Member or an Associate Member. Attorneys (having practiced 3 years or more), industry executives and a trade or professional association should join as a Contributing Member, at a cost of $425 per calendar year. Associate Membership, with dues of $100, is open to law schools, full time law school faculty, landmen, government employees, retirees, and young lawyers (less than 3 years in practice). Membership dues for law students are $20.

Membership benefits include substantial discounts on registration fees, a free copy of the annual publication Energy & Mineral Law Institute, access to EMLF white papers, free of charge, EMLF Online Newsletter, free Membership Directory and free listing with your contact information on the Foundation’s website. Associate Members and law students receive the above benefits except they do not receive copies of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute publication, which are available by subscription.