Spring 2019
5355 Oil & Gas Law - MASON- 17946

Professor(s): Jasper Mason (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MW  Location: 240  TUII

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:   Required Reading Materials: Weaver, Texas Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials
(Fall 2018). These materials can be obtained from the Associate Dean’s Office, 104
BLB Dean’s Suite (ask for Maria or Fariba), Monday-Friday 9am-4pm


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/08 6-9pm  240 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/30/2018 3:42:25 PM)

No book required for this course

Recommended Book:
Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas
Author:Joseph Shade
Publication Date:12/28/2013
Publisher:Lexisnexis / Matthew Bender