Spring 2018
5355 Oil & Gas Law - MASON- 22735

Professor(s): Jasper Mason (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MW  Location: 144  BLB

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 revised 1/18/18

Course Notes:   Reading Assignments revised 1/18/18


First Day Assignments: Introduction: Preface pp. 1-25

Final Exam Schedule: 05/09 6-9pm  240 BLB    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (11/3/2017 9:40:41 AM)

Special Case

(a) Required Reading Materials: Weaver, Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials (Fall 2017). These materials can be obtained from the Associate Dean’s Office, 104 BLB Dean’s Suite (ask for Maria or Fariba), starting Wednesday January 3rd, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. (b) Suggested (but not required) Reading Materials: Joseph Shade, Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas (5th Ed. LexisNexis 2013).