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Fall 2019
5355 Oil & Gas Law - BLACKWELL- 14736

Professor(s): Ronnie Blackwell (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 9:00a-12:00p  F  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: The oil & gas industry is prevalent throughout Texas, and has the ability to affect many different types of legal practice in Texas (besides being a frequent and common topic for each year's bar exams). Therefore, students will learn a bit about the industry's history and its jargon, as well as the regulatory protocols used by States; however, most of the semester will focus on understanding the legal rights and obligations of mineral owners, surface owners, oil and gas operators, and royalty owners, including the common contracts used in the industry, such as the Oil & Gas Lease, the Joint Operating Agreement, Easements, and Assignments.”

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: ASSIGNMENT FOR FIRST CLASS

Skim pages 1-55 (for your technical background and information)
Read pages 56-79 (no need to read concurring opinions) and 92-116 (be prepared to fully discuss the cases)
Primer 1-23; 110-111

Final Exam Schedule: 12/6 9am-noon      

This course will have:
Exam: yes
Paper: no

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

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (6/4/2019 1:25:38 PM)

Special Case

Required:
Cases & Materials in Oil & Gas, 7th Edition, Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce, Kuhlander& Ehrman ("Casebook")

Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas, 5th Edition, Blackwell & Shade ("Primer")