Susan L. Sakmar
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Houston Law Center
Susan L. Sakmar is licensed to practice law in California and has over 25 years experience working in a variety of legal, corporate, nonprofit, and academic environments.
She currently is a Visiting Law Professor at the University of Houston Law Center where she teaches a seminar on Shale Gas & LNG. In addition to teaching, Susan serves as an independent board director of Flex LNG, an LNG shipping company publicly traded on the NYSE (symbol “FLNG), a member of the Governing Body of Gastech, the world’s largest global gas event, and a long-time board member and former Board Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute, a nonprofit founded by world-renowned chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.
She has published and presented numerous papers on global gas markets and her LNG book, Energy For The 21st Century: Opportunities And Challenges For Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), analyzes the critical role LNG will play in the 21st Century as the “glue” linking global gas markets and was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice Magazine.
She started her professional career as an accountant for Chevron Corporation in San Francisco, California and after being admitted to the California Bar, was an attorney in the commercial litigation department of the San Francisco law firm of Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon where she represented clients in a variety of complex litigation cases. After leaving practice, she obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Georgetown University Law center with a focus on international trade and environmental law and taught a seminar on International Trade & Environmental Law under the WTO as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
She holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, a J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA., and a business degree (B.Sc.) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.