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Spring 2014
5355 Oil & Gas Law - BROWNMAN- 23289

Professor(s): Charles Brownman (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  TTh  Location: TUII-211 

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: Syllabus

Course Notes: .  


First Day Assignments: 1. Ch. 1 Sec. A, B & C 1-3 (pp. 1 – 44)
2. Fill and bring to class the Student Information Form.

Student Information Form

Class page located at

Final Exam Schedule: 05/08 6-9pm  144 TU2    

This course will have:

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

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