Monika U. Ehrman joined the UNT Dallas College of Law faculty as Associate Professor of Law in Summer 2021. Prior to joining UNT Dallas, she was a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she led the Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy (ONE) Program and served as the Faculty Director of the ONE Center. While at OU, she taught in the J.D. and graduate programs at OU Law and in the Executive Energy Management Program at the OU Price College of Business. Her scholarly interests are in the areas of property, natural resources, and energy and environmental law and policy. Her courses have included Property, Water Law, Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Oil & Gas Environmental Law, Remedies, Negotiations, and transactional contracts.
Professor Ehrman serves on the Board of Directors of Matador Resources Company. Prior to teaching, she served as general counsel of a privately-held oil & gas company in Dallas; senior counsel with Pioneer Natural Resources; and associate attorney at Locke Lord LLP. Her practice experience includes energy litigation and transactional work. Before law school, Professor Ehrman worked as a petroleum engineer in the upstream, midstream, and pipeline sectors of the energy industry. In addition to her experience with the technical aspects of the industry, she also worked as an analyst in the areas of commodity risk management and energy trading. She is currently Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. And she sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Energy Law & Business (published by Oxford University Press).
Professor Ehrman received her B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta; J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law; and Master’s in Law from Yale Law School. During law school, she was Research Assistant for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.