Professor Weaver graduated from the University of Houston Law Center magna cum laude in 1975, after receiving a B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from Harvard University. In 1977 she joined the faculty following five years as an Economist and Marketing Specialist for Exxon Co. USA and has taught courses in Oil and Gas, Energy Law and Policy, International Petroleum Transactions, Natural Resources, Water, and Environmental law. She was the recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence award for 2005-2006. Professor Weaver is a co-author of the leading treatise on Texas oil and gas law and of the casebook titled Energy, Economics and the Environment and has just completed a treatise on International Petroleum Exploration and Exploitation Agreements with three European co-authors. She has written numerous articles on oil and gas law and energy policy, including an article on Enron’s effect on energy markets. She was the Director of the Russian Petroleum Legislation Project in 1990-1991, blending academic and organizational skills to draft a model petroleum code for the new Russian Federation, with the participation of the World Bank, the European Bank, major oil companies, and Russian academics and officials. She teaches international petroleum law in the Executive MBA programme of the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business to executives of Chinese national oil companies and has presented training programmes in Uganda, Bangkok and elsewhere to professionals in national oil companies, civil society, Parliament, ministry officials and the media on petroleum contracts and oil revenue management.