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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:  

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 the primary legal documents used by landowners, royalty owners and energy companies -- the Oil & Gas Lease, the Joint Operating Agreement, and the Farmout Agreement. Time permitting, we will also spend a class or two toward the end of the semester talking about recent legal and technical developments.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   Required Reading Materials: Weaver, Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials
(Fall 2018). These materials can be obtained from the Associate Dean’s Office, 104
BLB Dean’s Suite (ask for Maria or Fariba), Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/6 9am-noon      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:

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

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: Yes