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Fall 2013
5297 Law and Policy Reform in Oil-Producing Countries - MAPLES- 25534

Professor(s): Susan Maples (DEPARTED)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: Cancelled  Location:  

Course Outline: This course will explore the many ways in which both nations and states (including the United States) use their resources as a country. The course will examine the intersection of the petroleum industry with a variety of other areas: diplomacy, taxation, international relations, macroeconomics, “resource curse theory” and of course, how the law relates to all of these areas. Special focus will be on the relationship between IOCs and host countries.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes:   This class is for LLMs and JDs.

Prerequisites:  International Petroleum Transactions recommended though not required. The course will have a practical focus on equipping students to analyze laws and write contracts that will endure the cycles of the petroleum industry and the political cycles of host countries.

First Day Assignments: None

Final Exam Schedule: Paper      

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

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