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Spring 2021
5355 Oil & Gas Law - MASON- 23613

Professor(s): Jasper Mason (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  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: Syllabus

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

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:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/10 6pm-9pm      

This course will have:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (12/18/2020 3:27:59 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Required: Weaver & Wells, “Texas Oil & Gas Law: Cases and Materials,” 1st Edition 2019. LawCarta, https://app.lawcarta.com/catalog/texas-oil-and-gas-law-cases-and-materials-2. Recommended: Lowe, “Oil and Gas Law In a Nutshell,” 7th Edition 2019. West Academic, ISBN: 9781640201156.

The Recommended title can be purchased at the UH Bookstore. Please see the link above for the casebook for the course.