Oil and Gas Law (LAW-685-001)
Assessment:In-class essay exam.
This seminar will provide an overview of oil and gas law, from its traditional roots in the common law of property and contract to more recent developments in administrative law and regulations. We will learn about how the law has shifted from a focus on production to a concern for safety and the environment. The course goal is to introduce students to the topics involved in the practice of oil and gas law, with an eye toward preparing for an oil and gas section of a bar exam (e.g., Texas). In addition to traditional issue such as surface management, drainage, royalties, and the oil and gas lease, we will consider modern-day complexities posed by exploration in the eastern United States, offshore drilling, and hydraulic fracturing.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The textbook for the course is Lowe, et al., Oil and Gas Law (6th ed. 2012). You will be provided with additional readings from time to time, as appropriate
First Class Readings
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