5355 Oil & Gas Law - MASON- 11930
Jasper Mason (ADJUNCT)
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 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
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
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: