Spring 2021
6326 Diplomacy for Oil and Gas - CARDENAS- 22295

Professor(s): Julian Cardenas Garcia (RESEARCH PROFESSOR)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 
International Law

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: This course features the crossroads between geopolitics and the law of the oil and gas industry. From Houston, a world capital of energy diplomacy, we will study the legal instruments that have been built to govern inter-state and state-corporate relations in the oil industry, providing to the students political and economic background for investment strategies of the oil industry.

Readings for this course will be focused on international treaties and public international law applicable to the oil and gas industry. We will also study selected chapters on energy geopolitics such as:

1)The Energy World is Flat by Daniel Lacalle and Diego Parrilla
2)The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin
3)The End of Power by Moises Naim
4)Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices by Robert McNally"

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.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 6pm-9pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (1/8/2021 11:01:44 AM)

Special Case

Readings for this course will be focused on international treaties and public international law
applicable to the oil and gas industry. We will also study selected chapters on energy geopolitics such
as:
1) The Energy World is Flat by Daniel Lacalle and Diego Parrilla
2) The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin
3) The End of Power by Moises Naim.
The materials will be distributed online