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AGS Annual Ethics Meeting (August 26): Federal Judge Lynn Hughes

“Meditation on Power”

by US District Judge Lynn Hughes

AGS will hold it’s annual ethics talk with US District Judge Lynn Hughes as its speaker. Since approximately 2008, Hughes has been a lecturer focusing on ethical issues for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists .

We will also have an introduction and comments prior to the lecture from the TBPG Executive Director, Rene Truan.


Lynn Hughes is a United States District Judge in Houston. Before his appointment in 1985, he served Texas as a trial judge for six years – That is 40 years. In his spare time, Judge Hughes taught law at South Texas College of Law for 30 years – where he is now on the board of visitors – and he did two stints at the University of Texas Law School. He served for 12 years on the advisory board of the Law & Economics Center of George Mason’s Law School. He has been the lecturer for ethics for the Amer-ican Association of Petroleum Geologists.

He received his bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Alabama, his doctor of juris- prudence from the University of Texas, and his master of laws from the University of Virginia. Early in his law practice, he got something of a business education by running a mining-equipment venture in Texas and British Columbia.

He has advised the European Community and several East European countries on constitutional law and privatization. He is a director and former chairman of the World Affairs Council of Houston and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Earlier Event: August 11