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Fall 2015
5215 Environmental Law in the Oil & Gas Industry - PATEL- 25745

Professor(s): Snehal Patel (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 10:00a-12:00p  T  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: General Information Course Description: This is not an advanced course. Having some educational or practical background in environmental or oil and gas matters is useful, but not required. Much more important is the desire to understand current environmental issues impacting, and caused by, the oil and gas business. This class will provide a survey of key environmental statutes and will focus on many of the common law, regulatory, and statutory issues that are confronting oil companies, government regulators, non-governmental organizations, landowners, and private litigants (collectively the “stakeholders”).
Class discussion will go beyond the written law and concentrate on the practical application and effect on the stakeholders. Strategies used for creation, compliance, and enforcement of environmental law will be reviewed.
A main goal of this class is to improve your ability to be a valued and effective team member of your current or future environmental clients. Some of those clients are likely to be friends and family that have environmental issues with oil and gas wells drilled near their homes.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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Prerequisites: No  

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 10am-noon  209 BLB    

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Exam: YES

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Course Materials (8/24/2015 9:42:33 AM)

Special Case

from Snehal Patel - Textbook: There is no textbook assigned for this class. See below Assignment Section. As background reading, I am happy to recommend or loan you additional reading depending on your interest. Please ask me. For general background reading, J. Salzman and B. Thompson, Environmental Law and Policy (3rd ed. 2010) is available in the reference section of your library.