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Fall 2020
5355 Oil & Gas Law - MASON- 11930

Professor(s): Jasper Mason (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  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. 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: Jacqueline Weaver and Bret Wells, Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials (LawCarta 1st ed. 2019) Available here: https://app.lawcarta.com/catalog/texas-oil-and-gas-law-cases-and-materials-2

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: Read the preface of the required textbook.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/14 9am - noon     

This course will have:
Exam: Yes, closed book
Paper: No

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

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: