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Fall 2017
5355 Oil & Gas - WARREN- 12564

Professor(s): Gina Warren (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 109  BLB

Course Outline: This course covers the basic property, contract and regulatory framework for oil and gas production in Texas. It explores common law property concepts (such as the rule of capture, trespass, cotenancy, life tenancy); the provisions of an oil and gas lease negotiated between a mineral interest owner and an oil company as lessee; mineral and royalty interest conveyancing; and Railroad Commission regulation of drilling, production, pooling, and unitization for the efficient and fair development of oil and gas.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/15/17

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: Skim pages 1-52.

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:
Exam: Take-home Final Exam
Paper: No

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (3/30/2017 2:48:57 PM)

Book(s) Required

Required Reading Material: Casebook: Lowe, Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (West, Sixth Edition). Highly Recommended: Primer: Joseph Shade, Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas (5th Edition).